Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu has commended the decision of his Senegalese counterpart, President Macky Sall, for not seeking a third term in office after the end of his tenure.
Protests broke out in the country after it was speculated that Macky Sall, who will round up his second term in 2024, is seeking a third term of office.
However, the president told his people on Monday, that he would not offer himself as a candidate for the February 25, 2024, presidential election in his country.
President Tinubu noted that with the decision, President Sall has put the interest of his country, the peace, and stability of the West African region above his personal interest.
The Nigerian leader, who applauded the decision of his Senegalese counterpart, said history would be kind to President Sall.
“The decision of President Mack Sall that he will abide by the constitutional term of office and not offer himself for a third term in Senegal is heart-warming.
“It has brought great joy and relief. As a Democrat, I must commend my brother for his statesmanship.
“With this singular decision, President Sall chose the stability, security, and economic well-being of his people over and above narrow personal interest.
“The impact of this important decision will be felt beyond the shores and borders of Senegal and across our West African sub-region.
“President Sall has demonstrated that leadership is about serving the people honorably and quitting the stage when the constitutionally-stipulated time is up.
“By his example, democracy and respect for people power will take stronger roots in Africa and will continue to flourish.”
Senegal is a country considered one of the most stable democratic governments in Africa.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Ondo-based Nigerian chef, Adeyeye Adeola Blessing popularly known as Chef Deo has completed her 150-hour long cooking marathon in her attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking hours.
Chef Adeola, who began the cooking marathon, tagged “Deocookathon,” on June 30th in Ondo state has also continued cooking.