Bola Tinubu promises to be president of all Nigerians

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President elect of Nigeria Bola Tinubu has pledged he will be president for all Nigerians not just his party the All Progressive Congress. Bola Tinubu was declared winner of the polls in Nigeria by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Bola Tinubu won with 8.79 million votes to beat PDP’s Atiku Abubakar who garnered 6.98 million votes while the youth’s favourite Peter Obi totalled 6.1 million votes. Rabiu Kwankwanso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party earned  1,496,687 votes to come up fourth.

Speaking after his victory was confirmed by the INEC, Tinubu said, “I am profoundly humbled that you have elected me to serve as the 16th president of our beloved republic. This is a shining moment in the life of any man and affirmation of our democratic existence. From my heart, I say thank you”.

He added, “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,” Bola Tinubu noted.

Tinubu pledged to be a fair leader to all Nigerians while also urging his competitors in the election to let the spirit of competition out in order to welcome the spirit of reconciliation.

”I shall be a fair leader to all Nigerians. I will be in tune with your aspirations, charge up your energies and harness your talents to deliver a nation that we can be proud of.

“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,” he said as quoted by ThisDayLive. “During the election, you may have been my opponent but you were never my enemy. In my heart, you are my brothers.”

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