-Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected as Kenya’s President
-Osinbajo sends congratulatory message to Kenyatta and Kenyans
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta on winning the 2017 Kenyan Presidential election for the second time.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Mr Laolu Akande, stated that the message was contained in a letter signed by the Acting President and addressed to the Kenyan leader.
Kenyatta’s electoral victory was formally announced by the nation’s electoral commission on Friday amid accusations of voting fraud by his rival, Raila Odinga.
Osinbajo, however, expressed President Kenyatta’s re-election as a clear testimony of his selfless service to Kenya and the remarkable progress he achieved in transforming the country in the last few years.
According to Osinbajo, “I have the honour on behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to congratulate you on your successful re-election as the President of the Republic of Kenya.
“Permit me, therefore, 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.’’
The Acting President also extended his greetings to the citizens of Kenya and congratulated them on the smooth and successful conclusion of the Aug. 8 general elections in the country.
He wished President Kenyatta “a very successful new term in office.’’
The official figures released by the Kenya’s electoral commission indicated that Kenyatta secured 54.27 per cent to defeat Odinga who scored 44.74 per cent of the ballots cast.