Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo says Kamala Harris, the Vice President-Elect of the United States has some Nigerian DNA because her father is from Jamaica.
Obasanjo said this in a congratulatory message to Joe Biden, the President-elect of the US.
He wrote, “I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the US. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the US, Barack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the US will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”
The ex-president described Biden’s election as that of good over evil.
“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 watch helplessly as the world that had been steadily and painstakingly built since the end of the Second World War was being pulled down.
Not that the world was perfect and equitable but it was reasonably predictable with some measure of rule of law and respect for international agreements and treaties,” Obasanjo said.
Following the announcement of Biden’s victory on Saturday, November 7, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, congratulated the US president-elect, describing him as an experienced politician.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki have both congratulated Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris.