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PHOTOS: Tinubu receives Bassirou Faye, Senegalese president, at Aso Villa

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday received Bassirou Faye, president of Senegal, at the State House, Abuja.

Faye is on his first official visit to Nigeria since April when he was inaugurated as the fifth democratically elected president of Senegal.

Faye is on his first official visit to Nigeria since April when he was inaugurated as the democratically elected president of Senegal.

On March 24, Senegal held its presidential election after numerous postponements.

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Before the vote, Faye was detained alongside Ousmane Sanko, his political mentor, who was accused of “defamation” among other offences.

Faye and Sanko were released from detention 10 days before the commencement of the election campaign after an amnesty law was passed.

During the presidential poll, Faye defeated Amadou Ba, Senegal’s former prime minister, and won 54 percent of the votes cast.

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Faye succeeded Macky Sall, who has ruled since 2012.

On April 2, he was sworn in as the fifth president of the West African country.

President Tinubu, who doubles as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was among heads of state and governments who travelled to Senegal to witness the inauguration.

Below are photos.

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Faye in a handshake with Tinubu
Faye signs the visitors book at the State House

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