President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday congratulated Julius Maada Bio on his victory as the new President of Sierra Leone after the presidential election run-off on March 31.
Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina, commended the people of Sierra Leone on the successful conduct of the presidential election run-off, as well as the parliamentary and local council elections held on March 7, 2018.
With the elections concluded and following the trend of recently held peaceful elections in West Africa, Buhari urged all stakeholders in Sierra Leone to work together for the peace, security and development of the country.
The president enjoined all those with grievances over the outcome of the elections to seek constitutional means of resolving them.
He also commended the immediate past president, Ernest Bai Koroma, for his commitment to a credible electoral process.
Buhari said he looked forward to working with President Bio for the growth, prosperity and stability of both nations, and West Africa.