Peter Obi reacts as Labour party’s Keir Starmer becomes UK prime minister

The Labour party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has congratulated Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, UK, after winning the country’s general election on Thursday night, July 4.

The Labour leader has achieved the 326 seats required for a majority in the House of Commons, ending 14 years of Conservative governance.

Reacting, the former Anambra State governor via the microblogging platform, X formerly Twitter beckoned on the Labour Party leader to promote stronger ties between Nigeria and the UK.

Obi further noted that Nigeria is currently grappling with numerous urgent issues, urging Starmer to extend the support of the UK to the country.

He wrote: “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.

“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.

“Nigeria is grappling with issues such as insecurity, education, healthcare, and poverty, and could greatly benefit from the support of the UK. Let us work together to build a brighter future commonwealth for all. I wish you a successful tenure.”

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