Tinubu Reveals US, UK’s Readiness To Work With Incoming Administration



Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, has claimed that the United States and the United Kingdom have since acknowledged his victory in the presidential election held on February 25.

In a media interview on Wednesday, Tunde Rahman, the president-elect’s press secretary, said that the United States was one of the first nations to recognise Tinubu’s victory.

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Rahman stated that there has never been any question about the two foreign governments’ support for the new administration and that they have both indicated a willingness to cooperate with Tinubu.

He said;

The US is one of the first countries to acknowledge His Excellency Asíwájú Tinubu’s victory, saying the competitive election represented a new period in Nigeria’s history and democracy. That was in a statement by the State Department Spokesman, Ned Price, on March 1.

And of course, you should be aware of a recent letter from UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak where he expressed his readiness and delight in working with President-elect Tinubu and even invited him for the Africa-UK investment summit holding next year.

Regarding what the phone call meant for Nigeria in terms of US policy in Africa, Rahman said that it is a clear indication of the many ways both nations may gain from their partnership.

What does the telephone call portend? It is that the US understands and appreciates the important place of Nigeria in Africa and in the world at large. President-elect Tinubu and Secretary of State Antony Blinken agreed to bring about and sustain a mutually-beneficial partnership and relationship.

Both spoke about their shared values with respect to democracy and diversity and agreed to work together in these areas. Secretary Blinken talked about inclusive government. This is what President-elect Tinubu is all about.

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