President Muhammadu Buhari has urged
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to use his re-
election to promote international peace and
Putin,whose country is having some sour
relations with the West over the invasion of
Crimea and the poisoning of a former Russian
spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, with a
nerve agent,won a resounding re-election for a
fourth term on Sunday.
President Buhari in a letter extended “sincere
congratulations” to him.
Buhari said Putin’s “success for the fourth time
in the election is a clear testimony of the
confidence” Russians have in his leadership.
He also urged his Russian counterpart to “see
this victory as a base to continue to promote
international peace and stability.”
President Buhari assured President Putin of
“Nigeria’s commitment to a stronger and
mutually beneficial relations with the Russian
Federation under your watch.”