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Buhari preaches peace in Ethiopia as PM Ahmed begins second term

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Aisha Aliyu |

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has called for peace and stability in Ethiopia, amid the many challenges facing the East African country.

Buhari said this on Monday in Addis Ababa in his goodwill message at the inauguration ceremony of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a second five-year term in office.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Monday in a statement titled ‘President Buhari urges peace, stability in Ethiopia as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed begins second five-year term’.

In his address, the President pledged that Nigeria would continue to support the unity and territorial integrity of Ethiopia.

He was quoted as saying, “We are well aware of the many challenges facing the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and we encourage all parties to come together in the interest of the unity, progress and wellbeing of Ethiopia.

“Your Excellency, you, therefore, have a great opportunity to continue to work for the peace and stability of Ethiopia”.

In the presence of African leaders and a jubilant crowd of Ethiopians at the Meskel Square, Buhari told the newly inaugurated Prime Minister that Nigeria, like many other countries, was counting on his leadership to unleash the great economic potentials of Ethiopia by expanding investment opportunities, deepening relations and building trust at home and abroad.

Speaking on the elections that brought the 2019 Nobel Peace Laureate back to power, the President was quoted as saying, “I commend the courage and commitment of the people of Ethiopia to the values and principles of democracy.

“I strongly believe that the outcome of the elections held in June is a reflection of the desire of the Ethiopian people for transformation through a free, fair and credible electoral process.”

He noted that Abiy’s victory at the election, clearly affirmed the confidence of the Ethiopian people in his leadership, courage and credentials, adding that it also underscores the years of his contributions to the development of Ethiopia’s modern democracy.

While wishing the Prime Minister a successful tenure in office, the President said he looked forward to more fruitful and robust engagements between the two countries.

In attendance were Presidents of Uganda, South Sudan, Djibouti, Senegal, Kenya, Somalia and the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo attended the event.

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