Finally, Tinubu, Shettima gets certificate of return from INEC

Finally, Tinubu, Shettima gets certificate of return from INEC

  • Bola Ahmed Tinubu's lifelong ambition to become President of Nigeria is one step away from becoming a reality
  • On Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented the former Lagos state governor with his certificate of return
  • With the handing-over ceremony in May, Tinubu's status as President will be officially confirmed on that day

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FCT, Abuja - Nigeria's president-elect, Bola Tinubu, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The former Lagos state governor collected his certificate of return from the electoral body at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

Bola Tinubu, INEC
Bola Tinubu was presented the certificate of return by INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu at the ICC in Abuja. Photo: @RealAdeshina
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Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, presented the certificate to Tinubu, who was accompanied to the ICC by key leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and his vice-presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, amid tight security presence.

The certificate presented to Tinubu and sighted by was carved into a wooden plaque the president-elect raised for the teeming crowd at the ICC to see.

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Some of the supporters of Tinubu at the ICC were heard shouting Jagaban! Jagaban! a nickname the former Lagos state governor bears.

Other top Nigerian leaders who joined the president-elect to receive his certificate of return from INEC are the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, currently a member of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Simon Lalong, the incumbent Plateau state governor.

ANA congratulates Tinubu, warns Obasanjo against undermining democracy

Meanwhile, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president-elect, has been hailed on his victory at the just concluded election.

The Arewa New Agenda (ANA) sees Tinubu's victory as well-deserved, saying the country would fare better under his watch.

ANA, however, warned former president Olusegun Obasanjo against truncating democracy.

Hours After INEC's Declaration, Senate President Sends Powerful Congratulatory Message to Tinubu

Similarly, Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president has congratulated the president-elect of Nigeria Bola Tinubu over his victory in the just concluded 2023 presidential election.

The Senate president said Tinubu's emergence is evidence of Nigerian people's trust in the ruling party.

According to Lawan, assured that the National Assembly is ready to work with the president-elect for the purpose of developing Nigeria's democracy.


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