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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressive Congress(APC )Presidential Candidate , Asiwaju Bola Hamed Tinubu as winner of the just concluded presidential election.
Tinubu who pulled 8,321,396 against his closest contestant Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party who pulled 6,704,946 was declared winner despite complaints from opposition parties of irregularities in some part of the country.
In his acceptance speech, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu called on his opponents to come together and build the democratic structure of the country.”To my fellow candidates, former VP Atiku, former governor Kwankwaso, former governor Obi and all others, I extend the hand of friendship.”,he said.
He commended the good people of Nigeria,saying “You decided to place your trust in the democratic vision of a Nigeria founded on shared prosperity and one nurtured by the ideals of unity, justice, peace and tolerance. Renewed hope has dawned in Nigeria.
We commend INEC for running a free and fair election. The lapses that did occur were relatively few in number and were immaterial to the final outcome. With each cycle of elections, we steadily perfect this process so vital to our democratic life.
Today, Nigeria stands tall as the giant of Africa. It shines even brighter as the continent’s biggest democracy.
I thank all who supported my campaign. From President Buhari who adeptly led my campaign as its chairman, to my Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.”
Tinubu added that,” To the progressive governors of our party and this nation, to the party leadership, to our loyal party members. I owe you a debt of gratitude. To the entire campaign organization, I thank you sincerely.
I thank my loving wife and dear family whose support was ceaseless and inspiring. Without you, this victory would not be possible.”
The President Elect announced his commitment to the younger population, as he said,”I hear you loud and clear. I understand your pains, your yearnings for good governance, a functional economy and a safe nation that protects you and your future.
I am aware that for many of you Nigeria has become a place of abiding challenges limiting your ability to see a bright future for yourselves.
Remodeling our precious national home requires the harmonious efforts of all of us, especially the youth. Working together, we shall move this nation as never before.”