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Cablegate: Congratulatory Message to Mrs. Michelle Obama,

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SUBJECT: CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA,
WIFE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT, FROM NIGERIAN FIRST LADY

REF: STATE 118192

1. Below is the text of a congratulatory message to Mrs.
Michelle Obama, wife of President-Elect Barack Obama, from
Turai Umaru Yar'Adua, the First Lady of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria. The original letter will be sent via diplomatic
pouch.

2. Text of letter:

5th November, 2008

Mrs. Michelle Barack Obama
Wife of the President-Elect
United States of America
U.S.A.

My Dear Sister,

Congratulatory Message

On Tuesday November 4, 2008, the world and indeed the entire
Black Race witnessed yet another historic moment of the 21st
Century, the election of Senator Barack Obama as the new
President of the United States of America come 20th January,
2009. I wish on behalf of my family and the Nigerian Women
to congratulate you and your dear husband for his resounding
victory at the just concluded US election.

I wish to use this opportunity to convey to you my fullest
cooperation as you assume the First Lady of the United States
of America and look forward to collaborating with you in the
promotion of the Status of African Women and Children under
the wise leadership of President-Elect, Barack Obama.

Please accept, dear Sister, the assurances of my highest
consideration and personal esteem.

(signature)
Turai Umaru Yar'Adua
First Lady
Federal Republic of Nigeria

END TEXT.
Sanders

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