Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated America’s President-elect, Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris over their ‘victory’ in the US election.
Obasanjo, in a congratulatory letter issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the ‘feat’ achieved by the two Democrats as “victory of good over evil”.
The former Nigerian leader wrote, “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.
“I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the US. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the US, Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the US will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”
“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.
Major international and US-based TV networks projected on Saturday that Biden won the US presidency over Donald Trump, a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016.