Chad’s Election Victory For African Democracy – Nigerian Govt

Amb Yusuf Tuggar who is Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has congratulated the President-Elect of the Republic of Chad, Mahamat Déby, and the people of the Republic of Chad on the just concluded elections.

In his message on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria which was sighted by Africa Today News, New York, Tuggar said: “With the prevalence of unconstitutional changes of government in some African countries, it was a reinforcement of participatory democratic ethos to witness the electoral transition in Chad.”

The minister further expressed the need for all parties to respect the rule of law to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

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He reiterated President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to sustained, friendly cooperation between both nations, especially in the fight against terrorism, to achieve a future of shared prosperity.

Africa Today News, New York reports that the leader of the military junta in Chad, Mahamat Déby was on Sunday declared the official winner of the presidential elections which has now legitimized his grip on power in the West African country.

According to the state’s election body who citied provisional results, Gen Déby won 61.3% of the vote, while his closest rival, Prime Minister Succes Masra, won 18.53%.

Mr Masra had earlier declared that he had won a “resounding victory” in the first round of voting, and that victory had been stolen “from the people”.

Africa Today News, New York recalls that the 40 year-old Gen Déby, was installed as Chad’s leader by the military after his father, Idriss Déby Itno, was killed during a battle with rebel forces in April 2021.

His victory means that the Déby family’s 34-year-rule will continue.

The results of Monday’s election were announced two weeks earlier than expected.

The Constitutional Council is expected to confirm them.

Africa Today News, New York

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