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Osinbajo congratulates Kenyatta on election victory

In his victory speech, President Kenyatta assured Mr. Odinga of extending a hand of friendship and looking forward to partnering in building the nation.

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo assured the people and government of Kenya of Nigeria’s cooperation and support.

This message was contained in his congratulatory message to President Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election at the August 8, Kenya’s general elections.

“Permit me to use this momentous occasion to reiterate Nigeria’s support and cooperation with Kenya in our collective determination to advance the development of Africa and its people.”

Prof. Osinbajo described President Kenyatta’s re-election as a testimony to his leadership and giant strides he has taken to develop Kenya over the years.

President Kenyatta was declared the winner of the Kenya general elections on August 11.

The final results showed that Kenyatta secured 8,203,290 votes, while Odinga got 6,762,224 votes.

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, Wafula Chebukati, announced that Kenyatta garnered 54.27 per cent of the total votes cast, beating his close rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.74 per cent of the votes.

Odinga had rejected the result before it was formally announced by the IEBC, saying they were fictitious.

However, the IEBC rebuffed his claims.

He claimed that the electoral process had been compromised and that he had a remarkable lead over Kenyatta.

In his victory speech, President Kenyatta assured Mr. Odinga of extending a hand of friendship and looking forward to partnering in building the nation.

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