Ex-Prime Minister and UK envoy to the Middle East, Tony Blair, has congratulated the Nigeria president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election.
He also didn't fail to hail the incumbent president Jonathan for conceding defeat.
Mr. Blair likewise applauded Nigeria's strength and resilience as a country in a statement by Rianne Buter, the Senior Media Manager, office of Tony Blair, made available to reporters. See an excerpt below:
"I congratulate Muhammadu Buhari warmly on his election victory. I welcome wholeheartedly the statement from President Jonathan conceding the result.
"I also applaud the Nigerian people. It is an extraordinary sign of Nigeria's strength and resilience as a country that there has been this election with its outcome accepted so clearly despite all the challenges Nigeria faces.
"It gives all of us who care about Nigeria great optimism and confidence in its future."