President Muhammadu Buhari and a host of other world leaders have turned in their congratulatory messages in honour of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her victory at the polls.

Special Adviser to President Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina released the statement on his behalf in Abuja on Monday.

He added that Merkel’s ruling has done well in giving quality leadership to the European Union for the last 2 years, adding that the victory is a means of sustaining the legacy of good work.

The president remarked on his conversation with Merkel, particularly at the G8 summit in 2015 and during his visitation to Germany in 2016.

Buhari said he was impressed by the personality of Merkel which showed she is a leader, who is devoted to building stronger relations worldwide.

He then wished the German Chancellor a successful tenure.

Merkel’s conservative Christian Union (UDC/CSU) coalition got 32.9 percent of the votes cast at the election which held on September 24 and she returns for her fourth term in office.

As it appears, Merkel’s party has a task to achieve a united front with its rival party, the Social Democrats and its flag bearer, Martin Schulz, who came next with 20.8 percent of the votes.

Merkel’s victory is one which, however, has caused anxiety owing to the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in the German parliament.

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