Mbumba congratulates Senegalese opposition leader’s election victory

President Nangolo Mbumba has congratulated opposition leader Bassirou Faye on his “brilliant victory” in Senegal’s presidential election earlier this week.

Faye (44) obtained 53% of the votes as a senior official in the Pastef party, led by Ousmane Sonko.

He was in jail only days before the election.

“I wish to congratulate president elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his brilliant victory during the March 2024 presidential elections in Senegal. The peaceful nature of the elections show that Senegal continues to be a stellar example of stability and progress in Africa,” Mbumba said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The president expressed eagerness to work with Faye going forward.

“Since independence our bilateral relations have grown from strength to strength. I therefore look forward to working with Bassirou Diomaye Faye in the interest of mutually beneficial bilateral relations and a multilateral order that champions a prosperous Africa and a fairer world,” the statement reads.

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