President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Below is the congratulatiry message made public by the president’s media aide, Garba Shehu:
“President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa on his election today as the President of the Republic of South Africa.
“The President also felicitates with the African National Congress (ANC)), and the Government and people of South Africa, on the peaceful transfer of power that resulted in the election of President Ramaphosa.
“The Nigerian leader salutes the leadership and statesmanship of former President Jacob Zuma, and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.
“President Buhari looks forward to working with the new President of South Africa, and to enhanced cooperation of the Governments of Africa’s two leading economies”