2023 Elections: Tinubu Sends Powerful Message to Govs-elect, Demands One Thing
- Nigeria's President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reacted to the outcome of the 2023 general elections
- While expressing satisfaction with the outcome of the election, Tinubu appreciated the electorates for doing the needful during the presidential and governorship elections
- The former governor of Lagos state also celebrated and congratulated the winners of the election, the governors and assembly members, noting they earned the mandate of the people
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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sent a strong message to Nigerians on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
While reacting to the outcome of the 2023 general elections, Tinubu congratulated the winners as he noted they earned the people's mandate.
Tinubu reacts to the outcome of the 2023 elections
In a statement he signed and sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, Tinubu lauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari for laying down the foundation of a credible poll and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a free, fair and credible election.
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"With the conclusion of the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, I congratulate all the elected governors and assembly members for earning the mandate of the people. The March 18 governorship election held across 28 states and the state legislative poll across the 36 states of the federation have brought the 2023 election circle to a fitting close."
Tinubu speaks on electoral violence in some states
"However, I’m saddened by the reported isolated infractions during the elections and its aftermath in some states. I strongly condemn it. Also, the report of arson after the announcement of governorship results in one state did not represent who we truly are: peace-loving people.
"The physical and verbal assaults committed are unacceptable and antithetical to democratic ethos.
"Elections should be a celebration of our maturing democracy and freedom of choice and ought not to be moments of grief. I am particularly pained by cases of ethnic slurs, which are capable of creating needless mis-characterisation reported in some locations," Tinubu stated.
Tinubu sends a message to Nigerians, reveals crucial plans,
The president-elect also assured Nigerians of inclusive governance while calling the citizens to trust the APC-led government, noting it will deliver on its mandate in the future.
"My appeal is for us to rise above our differences, which, in reality, are fewer than the valued strings that bind us together as a people irrespective of the circumstances of our births.
"As former governor of Lagos State, I can attest to the strength in our diversity and togetherness. As your President-elect, it is that spirit of inclusiveness we engendered in Lagos that I intend to bring into national governance so that together we can attain our full potentials.
"I will give priority to expanding the civic space and safeguarding citizens' freedom to exercise their rights within the bounds of the law.
"Indeed, the elections are over. The people have voted to elect their governors and state legislators that will serve them for the next four years. The time for leadership and governance is now upon us.
"I am ready to work with you all as your President. I will be a worthy partner you can trust and rely on as we all bond together, in unity of purpose and renewed hope for, the betterment of our blessed country and beloved people."
2023 presidential election: Tinubu gets set as Labour Party's Peter Obi makes smart move
In another development, Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party, has formally submitted a petition to the Presidential Election Tribunal challenging the process leading to the outcome of the Saturday, February 25 presidential election.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, March 21, by the chief spokesman of the Obi-Datti presidential campaign council, Yunusa Tanko.
“It is official the Labor Party Presidential candidate Peter OBI has filed his petition to the presidential elections tribunal in Abuja. The process of reclaiming the people’s mandate has started.”