President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Mali’s President-elect, Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his victory in last Sunday’s run-off Presidential election in the country.
Jonathan in a statement signed Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity also congratulated and commended the people of Mali for successfully conducting the elections and taking a major step towards the full restoration of democratic governance to their country.
The statement further said that the President and Nigeria look forward to the conclusion of the process with Mr. Keita’s inauguration as President in keeping with the wish of the Malian people as expressed at the polls on Sunday and wished the Malian President-elect a very successful tenure in office.
The President believes that having served capably as his country’s Prime Minister for many years, Mr. Keita will assume the Malian Presidency with the requisite experience, knowledge and wisdom needed to guide the country towards a speedy return to peace, normalcy, political stability and further development.
President Jonathan assures Mr. Keita of the support, assistance and cooperation of Nigeria, ECOWAS and the African Union as he prepares to assume the burden of leading Mali away from political strife and instability, to national peace and progress.