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Promote Stronger Ties With Nigeria – Peter Obi Urges New British PM Starmer

Ex-presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has urged the newly elected British Prime Minister, Keir Starmer to forge stronger ties with Nigeria.

Obi stated this in a statement he shared on social media, congratulating Starmer after a landslide electoral victory in a snap election on Thursday.

Labour had won 411 seats in the parliament, while the Conservatives, being led by Rishi Sunak, were on just 119, with five left to declare by 10 am.

The government’s likely majority is set to be about 170 seats according to official results being monitored in the UK by THE WHISTLER.

Sunak, who became Tory leader in October 2022 without any contest after the implosion of Liz Truss’s 45-day stint in Downing Street will travel to Buckingham Palace to formally resign.

Starmer will afterwards travel to the Palace where he would be told to form a new government by the King.

Obi said, “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.”

Obi informed the incoming PM that “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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