In a congratulatory message posted on the Kremlin’s website on Sunday, Putin expressed hope that full-fledged bilateral cooperation meets interests of people and contribute to strengthening peace and stability in Africa.
The November 17 presidential elections saw Koroma obtain almost 59 percent of the vote.
Voice of Russia, Interfax
NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT ERNEST KOROMA
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the Federal Government of Nigeria congratulate President Ernest Bai Koroma on his re-election and swearing-in yesterday for another five-year term at the helm of his country’s affairs.
President Jonathan and Nigeria welcomed President Koroma’s victory with close to 60 per cent of the votes cast in the November 17 presidential elections which was keenly contested by eight other candidates as an affirmation of the trust and confidence the people of Sierra Leone have in his capable leadership.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Dr Reben Abati, on Saturday, November 24, said the President urged all Sierra Leoneans to join hands with President Koroma in moving their country forward to an era of democratic consolidation, peace, political stability and rapid socio-economic development.
President Jonathan assured President Koroma and the brotherly people of Sierra Leone that they can continue to count on the support, assistance and solidarity of Nigeria as they go on with the urgent task of rebuilding their nation after years of avoidable conflict.
He wished President Koroma a very successful second term in office and prayed that God Almighty will grant him continued good health
and divine guidance to lead his nation forward to a brighter future for its people.