Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts made so far by the outgoing President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi and the Beninoise National Electoral Commission to ensure a peaceful and transparent Presidential Election in that country next year.
The President makes this known in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the Beninoise President at the State House, urging him to complete the legacy of patriotism and statesmanship by ensuring a peaceful hand-over of power.
“Whatever happens in Benin is of particular interest to Nigeria because we are very good neighbours. I will like to congratulate the President of Benin for successfully completing two terms in office, and his plan to hand over power after the elections in February,’’ the President said in a statement signed by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Nigeria will need more support from neigbhouring countries in fighting the scourge of terrorism and illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea that currently undermine the West African economy said the President.
The Beninoise President in his remark promised that he will do his best to ensure a peaceful and transparent presidential election in his country next year.