President Julius Maada has sent a congratulatory message to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election.

President Bio States “I look forward to continuing working  with you to advance  the strong and reliable relationship that exist between Sierra Leone and Turkiye”

The Turkish president has extended his two decades in power, securing victory over his rival Kemal Kiliccdaroglu after an unprecedented presidential runoff election.

With 99.43% counted, Turkey’s supreme election authority announced late on Sunday that Edrogan had won 52.14 of the votes, while his main contender receives 47.86%.

With a gap of more than 2m votes between Candidates, the votes yet to be counted would not change the result, said Ahmet Yener, the head of the election board.

Even before the result was called, a triumphant Erdogan stood on top of a bus near his residence in Istanbul to once again sing a campaign song to his adherents and pronounce victory.