ADEZE OJUKWU with Agency reports
Ex-Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has joined many world leaders, to congratulate the 46th US President-elect, Mr. Joe Biden and his Vice-President-elect, Kamala Harris.
He urged the newly elected President to restore ‘confidence in the role of America as the largest economy in the world which has a very significant responsibility for the peace, security, stability and progress of the world.’
Obasanjo, who stated this in a letter of congratulations, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Saturday by his Special Assistant Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the election as ‘a victory of good over evil’ which was for most people of the world.
The former President said ‘the majority of the people had watched helplessly as the world was being pulled down.’
‘Not that the world was perfect and equitable but it was reasonably predictable with some measure of rule of law and respect for international agreements and treatise.’
Obasanjo, in the one-page missive said he was reasonably sure that the first Africa-America female Vice President-elect of the US, Kamala Harris ‘will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the carribean from Africa went from Nigeria of today, ‘as he further congratulated the duo on the hard- worn victory.
The full letter is published below:
November 7, 2020
Mr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.,
President-Elect of the United States of America,
MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS TO U.S. PRESIDENT- ELECT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS
I join millions in the United States of America and in the rest of the world who felicitate with you, President-Elect Joe Biden, for your victory.
It is victory of good over evil and it is not victory for you and the people of America alone, but victory for most people of the world, majority of whom watch helplessly as the world that had been steadily and painstakingly built since the end of the Second World War was being pulled down.
Not that the world was perfect and equitable but it was reasonably predictable with some measure of rule of law and respect for international agreements and treaties.
President-Elect Joe Biden must restore confidence in the role of America as the largest economy in the world which has a very significant responsibility for the peace, security, stability and progress of the world.
I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.
Congratulations, once again, and please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.
Special Assistant Media