Tinubu Congratulates Keir Starmer, New UK Prime Minister

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President Bola Tinubu on Friday, extended his congratulations to Sir Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, on his party’s success in the general election.

Starmer emerged winner of the UK general election and is set to become the next prime minister of the country.

Rishi Sunak, the outgoing Conservative Prime Minister has acknowledged defeat and announced his intention to resign as a candidate of the Conservative Party before tendering his resignation letter to the King.

A statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, noted that as a former leader of the opposition in Nigeria, Tinubu commended the determination and courage displayed by Starmer during his tenure in the opposition and as the leader of the Labour Party.

The President stated that ”the party’s ability to reform, mobilise and position itself for victory after 14 years, clearly affirms the leadership qualities of Sir Starmer.

“President Tinubu also congratulates the citizens and the government of the United Kingdom, describing the Kingdom as an abiding model of democracy and Nigeria’s long-standing partner,” said the statement.

”The President expressed his anticipation in enhancing the relationship between Nigeria and the United Kingdom in mutual areas of interest in strengthening

democratic institutions, as well as fostering a secure and prosperous future for the people of both countries.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Labour Party secured a landslide victory in the UK election to end 14 years of Conservative rule.

“We did it!” Starmer said in his victory speech. “Change begins now.”

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