Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assured the people and government of Kenya of Nigeria’s support and cooperation in the nation’s bid towards transformation.
Professor Osinbajo said this in his congratulatory message to the President, Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election victory at the August 8 general elections.
“Permit me to use this momentous occasion to reiterate Nigeria’s support and cooperation with Kenya in our collective determination to advance the development of Africa and its people,” Osinbajo said.
According to the acting president, President Kenyatta’s re-election is a testimony to his leadership style and the giant strides he has taken in developing the east-African country in the last few years.
On August 11, Kenya’s incumbent President Mr Kenyatta was declared the winner of the country’s Presidential election.
The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, announced that Kenyatta garnered 54.27 per cent of the total votes cast, beating his close rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.74 per cent of the votes.
In terms of numbers, the final results showed that Kenyatta secured 8,203,290 votes, while Odinga got 6,762,224 votes.
In a short victory speech after he was declared President-elect, Kenyatta extended a “hand of friendship” to Odinga, adding that he looked forward to partnering with all Kenyans in building the nation.
Before the final results were announced, Odinga had rejected the figures being announced by the IEBC, saying they were fictitious.
He had also claimed that the electoral process had been compromised, insisting that he had figures which showed that he had a significant lead over Kenyatta.
The IEBC, however, rejected his claims.
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