- Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the new president, has said he will treat his opponents in the February 25 poll with respect
- Tinubu defeated Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party to emerge as the winner of the election
- He was officially sworn in as Nigeria’s 16th president on Monday, May 29, at the Eagle Square in Abuja
Eagle Square, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu on Monday, May 29, said he would treat his opponents, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, “as important compatriots”.
The president said his victory in the last election does not render him any more Nigerian than his opponents, nor does it render them any less patriotic, The Guardian also reported.
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“My victory does not render me more Nigerian than the rest of you. It also does not render my opponents less Nigerian than me.
"I will treat my opponents, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, as important compatriots."
Tinubu vs Atiku and Obi
Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 election. Atiku, on the other hand, flew the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Following the 2023 election in February, Atiku and Obi approached the court to challenge Tinubu’s victory at the 2023 poll.
To date, both men refused to congratulate Tinubu.
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Tinubu made this known during his inaugural speech at the presidential inauguration at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday, May 29.
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