President Buhari mourns Mwai Kibaki, says ‘he set a remarkable record’

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) –

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has extended his condolences to the Government and people of Kenya over the death of the country’s first opposition President, Mr. Mwai Kibaki.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari

Reacting to the death of the former President of the Republic of Kenya on Saturday, President Buhari said that “the late Kibaki had set a remarkable record of being the first opposition politician to end 40 years of one-party rule by being elected president in 2013.”

“Kibaki had demonstrated that with patience and tenacity, a man can achieve his ultimate goal in life,” President Buhari said in a statement issued in Abuja today by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & publicity), Garba Shehu.

President Buhari noted that “someone else would have given up the struggle after a few years, but Kibaki had stayed the course and ended 40 years of one-party rule,” saying that “this is a record that we can’t forget and for which posterity and history would continue to remember the late Kenyan President.”

Kibaki, who led the East African country for more than a decade, died on Friday at the age of 90, according to his successor, President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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