The Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated Williams Ruto and his UDA party on his election as the next president of Kenya.
Tinubu in a press statement he personally signed Tuesday also congratulated and commended the people of Kenya on the peaceful conduct of the elections.
While urging all Kenyans to accept the result and shun violence, Tinubu enjoined them to seek peaceful adjudication of all disputes through the Kenyan legal system.
“This shall be the greatest testament to the progress Kenya has made in strengthening the core institutions of its democracy.
“It is my prayer that as President, Mr. Ruto will unite the country, bringing all Kenyans together to move their great nation forward and implementing the progressive policies and reforms desired by the people.
“I wish Mr. Ruto and all the people of Kenya the very best and look forward to a continued beneficial and cordial relationship between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Kenya” Tinubu said.
The Kenyan electoral body announced Ruto as the winner of the decisive poll Monday, having polled slightly over 50 per cent of the total valid votes.
Ruto defeated ex-Prime Minister, Ralia Odinga, who was supported by the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.