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Guinea Bissau President visits Buhari, insists he won country’s election

The President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoko Embalo, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.

He was at the State House at about 10.45 A.M. on a ‘thank you’ visit to President Buhari.

Sissoko Embalo emerged winner of a disputed presidential election after the second round of polling in January.

His country’s electoral umpire had said that the 47-year-old defeated his rival, Domingos Simoes Pereira, by scoring 54 percent of the ballots.

His opponent got to 46 per cent but the rejection of the results by the loser created political tension in the West African country.

Sissoko Embalo, who explained how the Guinea Bissau electoral process and law work, said he came to thank Buhari for the solidarity Nigeria showed to Guinea Bissau during the trying times of the aftermath of the presidential election.

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“Nigeria has an important role to play in the African continent.  That’s why I will always come to Nigeria. Nigeria has shown solidarity in the most difficult periods of our country.

We are aware that Nigeria is a reference for democracy in the whole world. You have always shown that democratic choice is the best way to resolve things.

It is the people who make the choice. This is why I am here today to reaffirm the solidarity of the people of Nigeria towards us,” he said.

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