Former South Africa president and Head of Commonwealth Observer Mission to Nigeria, Dr. Thabo Mbeki, has urged President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to make Africa top of his agenda when sworn in on May 29.
Mbeki said this on Thursday during a congratulatory visit Tinubu in his Abuja residence after his Commonwealth Observer Mission.
He said the presidential poll was fair and credible, charging Tinubu to prioritise the entire African continent when he assumes office.
“Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with a big economy. Whatever happens here sets the pace for the rest of Africa.
“We need a strong Nigerian presidency that will also focus on the African region,” he said.
“Your opponent will be looking for a smallest thing to throw stones. That is the way of democracy,” he added.
The former Lagos State Governor gave assurance of his commitment to advance African integration and economic development and pledged to work with Mbeki and other leaders of the continent.
He added: “Please Mr. President, don’t be far from us.”