Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Cameroon’s Paul Biya


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with President Paul Biya on his inauguration on Tuesday for another term of office following his victory in the Oct. 7, presidential election.

The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Nigerian leader commended his Cameroonian counterpart for sustaining the long history of good neighbourliness with Nigeria and cooperating in the current push against Boko Haram insurgents.

According to President Buhari, as the Cameroonian leader begins a new tenure, he wishes him success and looks forward to enhanced relations between the governments and peoples of both countries.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, who has been in power for almost 36 years, was sworn into office for seven more years on Tuesday, after a landslide victory in the October’s election.

The 85-year-old, one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, won the October presidential poll for the seventh time.

During his inaugural speech, Biya acknowledged the “frustrations’’ of people in the English-speaking north-west and south-west regions, who felt marginalised in the otherwise French-speaking country.