Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, over their ‘victory’ in the US election.
In his congratulatory letter, Obasanjo said he believes Harris has Nigerian DNA because most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria. Biden was projected as the winner of the election after he surpassed the required 270 electoral votes ahead of President Donald Trump.
“I join millions in the United States of America and in the rest of the world who felicitate with you, President-Elect Joe Biden, for your victory. It is victory of good over evil and it is not victory for you and the people of America alone, but victory for most people of the world, majority of whom watched helplessly as the world that had been steadily and painstakingly built since the end of the Second World War was being pulled down, ” Obasanjo said in his statement.
“I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today. Congratulations, once again, and please accept the assurances of my highest consideration,” Obasanjo concluded.