Presidents of Cuba, Nicaragua congratulate Tinubu on election victory

Presidents of Cuba, Nicaragua congratulate Tinubu on election victory
April 01
14:48 2023

Cuba President, Miguel Diaz-Canel and Nicaragua President, Daniel Ortega, have congratulated Bola Tinubu, president-elect, for winning the general election in February.

President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of Cuba

In a statement on Saturday, Tunde Rahman, media aide to Tinubu, said Diaz-Canel and Ortega’s congratulatory messages were conveyed in separate letters.

Rahman quoted the Cuban president as describing Tinubu’s victory as “a reaffirmation of the will to continue to strengthen the historic relations of friendship between the two countries”.

Nicaragua President, Daniel Ortega.

Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua President

On the part of Nicaragua, the message signed by Ortega and Rosario’s Murillo, the country’s vice-president, gave its best wishes to Nigeria.


“Our best wishes for peace and prosperity of Nigeria, while reiterating our unwavering commitment to continue strengthening the fraternal bonds of solidarity and brotherhood that unite our peoples and governments,” they said.

Also, the Developing Eight Organisations for Economic Cooperation (D8), while congratulating Tinubu, said it looked forward to working with his administration.

“Nigeria is a staunch member of the D8 Organisation. The country graciously hosts the D8 Health and Social Protection (D-8 HSP) in Abuja and is on track to host the D8 Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises,” Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, the D8 secretary-general, said.


“Nigeria is also preparing to host the first D8 Private Sector-driven Energy Forum in Lagos in mid-2023.

“We look forward to working with your administration to realise the aims and objectives of our organisation.”


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