I will be a fair president – Tinubu

Aanya Igomu, Abuja

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Nigeria’s President Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised to be a fair leader to all.

He has also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for conducting a free and fair election.

Mr Tinubu stated this at the APC Presidential Campaign Council headquarters after he was declared winner of Nigeria’s Presidential Election which held on February 25.

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He thanked Nigerians for voting and electing him to be President.

Whether you are Batified, Atikulated, Obidient, Kwankwasiyya, or have any other political affiliation, you voted for a better, more hopeful nation and I thank you for your participation and dedication to our democracy.

“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” he said.

He appealed to his opponents at the election for reconciliation adding that it was time to unite and build the nation.

To my fellow candidates, former VP Atiku, former governor Kwankwaso, former governor Obi and all others, I extend the hand of friendship. This was a competitive, high-spirited campaign.

“You have my utmost respect.

“Political competition must now give way to political conciliation and inclusive governance.

“During the election, you may have been my opponent but you were never my enemy. In my heart, you are my brothers.

“Still, I know some candidates will be hard put to accept the election results. It is your right to seek legal recourse. What is neither right nor defensible is for anybody to resort to violence. Any challenge to the electoral outcome should be made in a court of law, and not in the streets” Tinubu said.

Nigeria’s President elect assured the young people that he would make the country a better place for them to live in.

Now, to you, the young people of this country, 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” Tinubu said.

Mr Tinubu won 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, as well as getting significant numbers of votes in many other states which amounted to a total of 8,794,726.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who came second, Atiku Abubakar secured 6,984,520 votes, while the candidate of the Labour Party, LP Peter Obi, came third with 6,101,533.

 

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