2023 presidency: Fayose congratulates Tinubu, sends powerful message to Atiku, Obi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been commended for the smooth conduct of the 2023 presidential election
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu won the 2023 poll after defeating Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Labour Party
Ayo Fayose, the ex-governor of Ekiti, hailed Tinubu for winning the election against all odds
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated the winner of the 2023 presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over his victory at the poll.
Tinubu was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early morning of Wednesday, March 1.
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The candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, having polled 8,794,726.
In a tweet after INEC's declaration, Fayose urged other contestants to accept the outcome in the overall interest of the country.
"I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his election as the next President of Nigeria. As the presidential election comes to an end, I urge other contestants, especially Atiku Abubakar to accept the outcome in the overall interest of our country. There will always be another day."
Fayose, however, took a swipe at the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, calling for immediate resignation for his inability to move the party forward.
"As for the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, I call for his immediate resignation for his inability to move the party forward."
President Buhari congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari hailed president-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for winning the presidential election conducted by the INEC) on Saturday, February 25.
It was reported that In his congratulatory message to Tinubu on Wednesday, March 1, President Buhari described the former Lagos governor as the best person for the job with whom he promises to work "to ensure an orderly handover of power.”
The president noted that despite Africa's recent history of military coups this election demonstrates democracy’s continued relevance and capability to deliver for the people it serves.
The president also called on persons and parties aggrieved over the results and conduct of the poll to go to court with evidence but added that no one should undermine the credibility of the electoral commission.