President Bola Tinubu has congratulated President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, over his re-election as the President of the country.
Tinubu in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale on Saturday, applauded the government and the people of DRC for “ensuring a successful conduct” of the election.
He said the elections were “well-concluded”, adding that democracy is sustainable in Africa.
Ajuri stated, “The President also congratulates the people of DR Congo for deepening democratic norms by exercising their rights without resorting to acts inimical to the sustenance of democracy.”
He said, “It is welcoming that the last elections in DR Congo were well-concluded. Democracy is sustainable on the continent.
“I congratulate President Tshisekedi on his victory. The President has demonstrated statesmanship in his handling of regional and continental matters. Africa will overcome any challenge with governance by popular consent, and democracy will thrive.”
Tshisekedi was declared the winner of the December 20 poll, following his highest score of 73.34 per cent of the votes cast in the election.
According to the head of the National Election Commission, Denis Kadima, the winner obtained over 13 million votes out of over 18 million valid votes.
Meanwhile, his election in 2019 was also the first time an opposition candidate would emerge as president since the Central African country’s independence in June 1960.
However, the newly-elected President of the Central African country will be sworn in on January 20.