PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin on their re-election.
A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina said congratulatory letters were sent to the German leader and Russian leader.
To the German leader, the President said he was “most delighted to learn of the successful conclusion of the inter-party negotiations to form a new government after the last election in Germany.”
Buhari told Chancellor Merkel that her victory “is a testimony of your hard-work, competence and trust of the German people, qualities, which are much admired in many parts of the world, especially here in Africa”.
Buhari wished his German counterpart and her new cabinet a successful new term of office.
In a separate letter, the President said Putin’s success for the fourth time in the election is a clear testimony of the confidence Russians have in his leadership.
Buhari urged his Russian counterpart to see the victory as a base to continue to promote international peace and stability.