President Buhari welcomes Trudeau’s re-election


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, on his re-emergence after a hard fought snap election.

The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday in Abuja. 

President Buhari said: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I congratulate a true friend of Nigeria and Africa following his well-deserved re-election as Prime Minister.

“I look forward to working together to further strengthen the existing cordial bilateral relations.”

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Trudeau won a third term in Canada’s snap election.

Trudeau’s Liberal Party was elected in 158 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, with 99 per cent of the polls reporting.

This is one more seat than he won in the last vote in 2019.

The main opposition Conservatives, under Erin O’Toole, won 119 seats, two fewer than last time. (NAN) 

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