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Zelensky comes under fire for congratulating Tinubu

Zelensky comes under fire for congratulating Tinubu
  • PublishedMarch 4, 2023

President of war-prone Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has come under fire after he congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.

Some Twitter users, mostly Nigerians, trolled the Ukrainian President over his congratulatory tweet to Tinubu.

In a tweet on Thursday, Zelensky, while congratulating Tinubu, had said his country was ready to work with Nigeria to overcome global challenges including threats to food security.

His tweet reads, “Congratulations to @officialABAT on winning the Nigerian presidential election. I look forward to close cooperation. I’m convinced that bilateral interaction will be strengthened. (Ukraine) is ready to work together to overcome global challenges, including threats to food security!”

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