Buhari hails Niger Republic’s peaceful election

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday showered praises on the outgoing President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou and the citizens of the country for the peaceful and successful conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 27.



Speaking at an audience with Architect Namadi Sambo, former Nigerian Vice-President and Leader of the ECOWAS Electoral Observation Mission (EOM), appointed oversee the elections, said President Issoufou deserved be congratulated on how he organised and conducted the elections.


“I have been very, very impressed by what I have been seeing and hearing. I will call congratulate . Issoufou going home with honour and grace. All well that ends well,” he said.

While noting the smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections in Niger Republic, the President, however, expressed regrets reported incidents of violence in some other countries in the sub-region.


According , “Seeing how bloody it has been in some other countries, Issoufou must be congratulated on working out this so well so that he will hand and go quietly.”


also praised the work of the ECOWAS Mission to Niger Republic Architect Sambo, describing it as very impressive.

In his remarks, the former Vice-President described the elections as “successful, free and fair. The elections went well. No incident had created an alarm,” while expressing the hope that this peaceful conduct will continue.


He also conveyed to the gratitude of members of the Mission for the support given by Nigeria, and the deep appreciation of the government and people of Niger Republic for Nigeria’s continuous , support and encouragement.