President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the president-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow, on his victory in the country’s December 1 presidential election.
He also saluted the spirit of statesmanship displayed by the out-going President of The Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, by conceding defeat.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari noted that such uncommon gesture is crucial in calming fears of unrest in the West African nation.
While expressing delight at the gallantry shown by Jammeh, President Buhari enjoined President-elect Barrow to be magnanimous in victory.
He also commended Gambians for peacefully exercising their democratic right to freely choose and called on all stakeholders to maintain the peace.
President Buhari said he was looking forward to a smooth transition of power and working with the incoming President of The Gambia to deepen existing cordial relations between both countries.