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Atiku reacts as Liz Truss becomes the next UK Prime Minister


Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has reacted to the emergence of Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after defeating Rishi Sunak.

The former vice president congratulated Truss and said he looks forward to an improved partnership of her new leadership with Nigeria and other African nations.

The former Vice President described it as “a hard-fought process.”

He stated this on his verified Twitter page on Monday.

Truss has succeeded Boris Johnson after polling 81,326 votes against her rival, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who garnered 60,399 votes.

Recall that Johnson resigned in July as PM and Conservative Party Leader.

Reacting, Atiku tweeted, “The United Kingdom has proven, yet again, the resilient power of democracy. The election of MP @trussliz as leader of the Conservative Party was a hard-fought process, but the ultimate winners are the people of the United Kingdom.

“I join all other friends of the UK to celebrate this moment.

“I equally look forward to an enhanced partnership of the new leadership of the @Conservatives with Nigeria and African countries in the areas of human capital development, trade and strengthening democracy and the integrity of elections.”

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