President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, on his re-emergence after a hard fought snap election.
According reports, Trudeau’s Liberal Party was elected or leading in 158 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, with 99% of the polls reporting. That’s one more seat than he won in the last vote in 2019. The main opposition Conservatives, under Erin O’Toole, won 119 seats, two fewer than last time.
Reacting to the development, President Buhari said:
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I congratulate a true friend of Nigeria and Africa following his well-deserved re-election as Prime Minister. I look forward to working together to further strengthen the existing cordial bilateral relations.”