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Tinubu congratulates Turkish President Erdoğan on reelection

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Nigeria’s newly-inaugurated president, Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his reelection.

Tinubu’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Tinubu described Erdogan’s electoral victory as an “unmistakable sign that he retains the full trust and confidence of the Turkish people.”

Tinubu stated, “I congratulate President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan ) on his recent electoral victory, an unmistakable sign that he retains the full trust and confidence of the Turkish people.

“I wish him a successful tenure and look forward to a collaborative relationship between our nations,” Tinubu added.

President Erdogan won the country’s presidential runoff election on Sunday, and was declared by Turkey’s Supreme Election Council.

68-year-old Erdogan, who has led Turkey for 20 years, received 27,513,587 votes, or 52.14% of the votes cast, according to figures released by the country’s Supreme Election Council, beating challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu who had 25,260,109 votes, or 47.86%, according to CNN.

The run-off came after neither candidate proved able to secure more than 50% of the vote in the first round earlier this month.

Thousands of Erdogan’s supporters, following Erdogan’s victory, gathered on the streets of Ankara to celebrate his victory.

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