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Desperate APC rejoices as pariah nation of Cuba, Nicaragua congratulate Tinubu

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The All Progressives Congress in the last 24 hours has been in the mood of celebration after pariah nation of Cuba and Nicaragua congratulated the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his questionable victory in the just concluded presidential election.

Also, the Developing Eight Organisations for Economic Cooperation (D8) extended their felicitations to the President-elect.

The congratulatory messages was contained in a statement by the media aide of the President-elect, Tunde Rahman in Abuja on Saturday.

The letter signed by President Daniel Ortega Saavedra and Rosario’s Murillo reads, “The Republics of Cuba and Nicaragua through their Presidents have joined the growing list of countries congratulating Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory in the February 25 presidential polls.

“In a congratulatory letter to Asiwaju Tinubu signed by President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the Cuban Government described his election as a reaffirmation of the will to continue to strengthen the historic relations of friendship between the two countries.

“On its part, Nicaragua expressed her best wishes for Nigeria’s peace and prosperity.

“Our best wishes for peace and prosperity of Nigeria, while reiterating our unwavering commitment to continue strengthening the fraternal bonds of solidarity and brotherhood that unite our peoples and governments.”

The D8 statement, signed by its Secretary-General, Nigerian-born Ambassador Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, showered praises on Nigeria for its active membership of the organisation founded more than 25 years ago.

It declared, “Nigeria is a staunch member of the D8 Organisation. The country graciously hosts the D8 Health and Social Protection (D-8 HSP) in Abuja and is on track to host the D8 Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises. Nigeria is also preparing to host the first D8 Private Sector-driven Energy Forum in Lagos in mid-2023.”

Expressing the organisation’s confidence that Nigeria, under the Asiwaju Tinubu-led government would be more peaceful and prosperous and emerge as an economic powerhouse in Africa and on the global stage, the D8 added: “We look forward to working with your administration to realise the aims and objectives of our organisation.”


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