The President elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has started receiving congratulatory messages from all corners of the world, since he was declared as the winner of the Presidential election, against his arch rival, Donald Trump, the incumbent president.
The election was held on Tuesday, November 3rd, but the final result and declaration of the winner was done today Saturday, November 7.
Joe Biden was the standard bearer of Democrats while Donald Trump was sponsored by the Republicans.
Controversy however trailed the election as Trump accused the Democrats of manipulation. He even went on social media to order that they should “STOP THE COUNT”, while the supporters of Biden also tweeted, saying “CONTINUE THE COUNT”.
Trump claimed he won via the legally counted ballots and he alleged at a point that Biden and his allies were trying to steal the vote. But Biden advised his supporters to exercise patience, while he noted that the expected victory was worth their wait.
Meanwhile, Nigeria former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate at the 2019 polls, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has joined other world leaders to congratulate Joe Biden, on what he described as a well deserved victory.
“I congratulate Joe Biden on his well-deserved victory at the November 3, 2020, US elections, and look forward to the age-long collaboration of our two nations in the course of the advancement of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all peoples.
“Nigeria and the United States are two nations, united by a common language. Indeed, the first major trip by the leader of an Independent Nigeria was the July 25, 1961, White House visit of the golden voice of Africa, the late Sir Tafawa Balewa, under President John F Kennedy.
“Nigeria and the free world, have much to learn from your victory, especially your pronouncement that you would not be a President for only those who voted for you. May such sentiments echo and reecho globally.
“Not only do I congratulate you on your victory, but I also urge you to build on US-Nigeria relations, especially on widening the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for seamless interplay with the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA).
“Only by fair trade will Africa fulfil its potential, and a prosperous Africa is good for the United States and the world.
“In electing a man rich in experience, the great people of the United States of America have done the world a great service, and I also look forward to your global leadership in the war on terror, and partnership with Nigeria to end the terror and poverty-related insecurities that we face.
“Once again, accept my congratulations”, Atiku wrote.