Peter Obi congratulates Keir Starmer, UK Labour Party on decisive election victory

Obi and Keir

Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential candidate in Nigeria's 2023 elections, has congratulated Keir Starmer and the UK Labour Party on their resounding victory in the country's general election.

Starmer will become the UK's new prime minister after his party secured the required 326 parliamentary seats. Obi, who had previously declared his support for the UK Labour Party, expressed his hope that the victory will usher in a new chapter of progress for the UK and strengthen ties between the two nations

He emphasized that Nigeria is grappling with challenges such as insecurity, education, healthcare, and poverty, and could greatly benefit from the UK's support.

In a series of posts on his X handle, Obi tweeted: "I sincerely congratulate @Keir_Starmer and the Labour Party UK on the landslide victory they recorded in Thursday's election. May the victory translate to a better and new chapter for all the UK residents as you remain committed to your electoral promises."

He added: "I also hope that your government will promote stronger ties between the UK and Nigeria, and help in deepening our own democracy, especially during the challenging times that our nation is going through. Let us work together to build a brighter future commonwealth for all. I wish you a successful tenure."

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