Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, has congratulated Boris Johnson as the new British Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson was on Wednesday elected Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party after a ballot with 159,320 Tory members.
He won by a substantial margin over Jeremy Hunt, by 92,153 votes to 46,656
Johnson said he wants to “get Brexit done” by Oct. 31 and unite Britain, in his first remarks after winning the party’s leadership run-off.
He praised Prime Minister Theresa May, whom he is due to succeed on Wednesday, for her “extraordinary service” and for her “passion and determination” in politics.
Reacting, Atiku writing on his Official Twitter page wrote, “I congratulate @BorisJohnson as he takes over the reins as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.”