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Tinubu congratulates UK’s new PM, Keir Starmer

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated the United Kingdom’s newly elected Prime Minister Keir Starmer.

Keir Starmer, newly elected Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Keir Starmer, newly elected Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Abuja, Nigeria

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated the United Kingdom’s newly elected Prime Minister Keir Starmer.

Starmer, a British politician and barrister who has served as leader of the opposition and leader of the Labour Party since 2020 won the UK election in a heroic victory.

Congratulating him, Tinubu celebrated the determination and courage Startmer demonstrated through his many years of leading the opposition in the country.

“I warmly congratulate Prime Minister Keir Starmer on the victory of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom general election.

“As a former leader of the opposition in Nigeria, I specially note the determination and courage that the Prime Minister demonstrated throughout his years in the opposition and as the leader of the Labour Party.

“The party’s ability to reform, mobilize and position itself victory after 14 years affirms the leadership qualities of Sir Starmer.

“I also congratulate the citizens and the government of the United Kingdom for being an abiding model of democracy,” Tinubu said.

He added that he looks forward to deepening relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom in mutual areas of interest and in strengthening democratic institutions, as well as in building a safer and more prosperous future for the people of both countries.

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