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Buhari congratulates Benin Republic’s president-elect, Talon



President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Benin Republic, Mr. Patrice Talon, on his electoral victory in the presidential run-off on Sunday, March 20, 2015 as announced by the Autonomous National Electoral Commission.

In a statement signed on his behalf yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari also commended the government and people of Benin Republic on the peaceful and orderly conduct of the presidential elections.

He lauded the courage and statesmanship of Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and presidential candidate of the ruling coalition in upholding the democratic process by promptly congratulating his main challenger, Mr. Talon, on his electoral victory.

The President also commended outgoing President, Boni Yayi, for his leadership throughout the electoral process and for his invaluable contribution to democratic governance in the sub-region, evidently demonstrated in the successful conduct of the presidential elections.

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