Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the new president of Nigeria, was sworn in on Monday in the presence of several African heads of state, including Togolese head of state Faure Gnassingbé.
Elected last February, Tinubu, 71, promised to make security “his priority” and to defend “the nation against terror and all forms of crime”.
The Togolese President will take advantage of his presence at the ceremony, to “reiterate to his new Nigerian counterpart his congratulations and his readiness to pursue cooperation relations between Lomé and Abuja, for the strengthening of sub-regional integration and the promotion of peace and stability”, underlines a press release from the Togolese presidency.
Founding members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Togo and Nigeria maintain excellent relations at the bilateral and community levels.
Recall that Mr. Tinubu, of the Congress of Progressives (APC), won the presidential election in February with more than 8.8 million votes, against 6.9 million votes for Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the main formation of the opposition (PDP), according to the results published by the Electoral Commission (Inec). These results were contested by the opposition, which denounced “massive” fraud. FIN