President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson, after he led the Conservatives to a landslide victory at the general election.
Naija News reports that Boris Johnson has a majority of 80 in the House of Commons – the party’s largest since 1987.
However, It was a painful defeat for the opposition Labour Party, whose leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said he would step down after a “process of reflection.” And the leader of the pro-Remain Liberal Democrat party, Jo Swinson, lost her seat, as the Scottish National Party swept the board in Scotland.
Reacting to the Conservatives’ victory on his Twitter handle, President Buhari wished Boris Johnson the best of luck as he navigates the people of Britain through the decisive period of leaving the European Union.
The president also stated that he was looking forward to a stronger working relationship with the United Kingdom.
Buhari wrote: “Congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory.
“I look forward to working together to forge a stronger Nigeria-UK relationship, and wish him the best of luck as he navigates the people of Britain through the decisive period of leaving the European Union.”