Kenyan President sends special envoy to Nigeria’s President-Elect ahead of inauguration

The Kenyan President, Williams Ruto, has congratulated the Nigeria’s President-Elect, Bola Tinubu and sent a special envoy to discuss areas of mutual interest between Nigeria and Kenya, as he (Tinubu) prepares for inauguration on May 29, 2023

Penpushing reports that Ruto, in a letter he personally signed, pledged to work with Tinubu to consolidate the longstanding relationship between his country and Nigeria, and extended his hand of fellowship to the incoming Nigerian leader.

The letter was delivered by the Chief of Staff to Kenyan President, who doubles as Head of Public Service of Kenya, Felix K. Koskei, who led the envoy during an audience with the president-elect at his private residence in Lagos.

Penpushing further reports that head of the convoy told Tinubu that the desire of Ruto was to partner the incoming Nigerian leader in bringing Africa together and strengthen the continent through cooperation and sharing of experiences.”

“On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Kenya, and on my own behalf, I convey greetings and congratulations to you on your victory, and to the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their fortitude and maturity in ensuring the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections’, the letter reads.

“I wish to applaud the close friendship which exists between our two countries. Kenya and Nigeria share values and aspirations in various sectors including political, socio-economic, cultural, diplomatic exchange and indeed hold commonality of views on many continental and international issues’, he said.

“I look forward to working with you to champion the cause of our continent, and to strengthen further the historical bonds and friendship that happily exist between our two countries and the people’, Ruto wrote

Penpushing also reports that the Nigeria’s President-Elect in response expressed his desire to work with the Kenyan President and other African leaders to champion issues of mutual interest, stressing that he would maintain the long cordial relationship between the two countries

“I intend to maintain that long, cordial relationship between our two countries and continue to pursue the aspiration of our forefathers towards building a stronger and more economically stable Africa’, Tinubu said.

Penpushing reports that the Nigeria’s president-elect pledged to work with Kenya in the areas of economic growth, development and tackling insecurity in line with his agenda for the Nigerian people, adding that he would exchange ideas and inter-relate to help African continent.

The President-Elect, however promised to pay a visit to the East African country at a later time to further explore areas of common interest for the benefit of the two countries and the continent as a whole

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