IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday, congratulated William Ruto on his victory in the just-concluded presidential election in Kenya.
Ruto, the current deputy president of Kenya, was declared winner of the presidential election, after polling 50.49 percent of the votes to defeat Raila Odinga, his closest rival, who polled 48.85 percent of the votes.
However, on Tuesday, Odinga rejected the election result.
Tinubu, in a statement on Monday, commended the people of Kenya for the peaceful conduct of the elections.
He also urged Kenyans to accept the outcome of the election, shun violence and settle disputes through the legal system.
“I congratulate Williams Ruto and his UDA party on his election as the next president of Kenya. I also congratulate and commend the people of Kenya on the peaceful conduct of the elections,” the statement reads.
“While urging all Kenyans to accept this result and shun violence, I enjoin 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.”