President Buhari congratulates newly elected President of Iran

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, assuring the nation of closer cooperation.

The president in a statement signed on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the election of Raisi once again reinforces the centrality of the will of the people to the success of democracy anywhere in the world.

President Buhari said Raisi deserved his victory in the presidential election.

Buhari explained that democracy affords voters the opportunity to change or re-elect their representatives by peaceful means.

He described Raisi as a consummate politician with experience to lead his country to greater heights and a better future.