PRESIDENT-ELECT: CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES TROOP IN AS APC’S TINUBU IS DECLARED WINNER OF 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC has been announced as the winner of the February Presidential Elections. This declaration was made by the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, at the National Collation Centre, Abuja. The election results of each state were presented over three days ago. Mr Tinubu gathered 8,794,726 votes to emerge the president-elect, winning in 12 states.
Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) followed closely. He scored 6,984,520 votes and won in 12 states. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) garnered 6,101,533 votes, winning in 12 states, to come third. Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) finished fourth in the election with 1,496,687 votes.
Unarguably, the whole process had it controversies. With the PDP and LP calling for the cancellation of the presidential elections. They argued that INEC did not comply with the law in collating and announcing results. A request was issued to INEC to display the results captured on its IReV portal from each polling unit. This they said was to crosscheck the manual results presented by the Resident Electoral Commissioners, (REC).
President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, says he will chart a new path with Nigerian youths. He promised to pay particular attention to the education system. “I heard Nigerian youths clear and loud. We are going to walk this path together. We will work together. I will pay attention, undivided attention to your education,” stated Mr Tinubu. “We will be creative. Education loans will be available. Four years will be four years—no more strikes. Universities will have autonomy. No more selling of handouts. I know where it hurts and believe me, you will see the reward of your election.” He concluded.
PRESIDENCY AND OTHERS CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT-ELECT
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the just concluded elections. The president made this known via his twitter page on Wednesday morning.
“That is not to say the exercise (Saturday’s election) was without fault, of course, there will be areas that need work to bring further transparency and credibility to the voting procedure.” He said. The president also said any candidate who disagrees with the election results should go to court. The president’s speech followed INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu’s declaration of Mr Tinubu as the winner of the Presidential Elections.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has congratulated the President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his election. They described him as a seasoned administrator whose unrivalled determination will move the country forward. This they said in a statement released by it’s chairman Boss Mustapha.
“FEC calls on Nigerians to eschew violence and other negative acts capable of eroding the gains of the present democratic process. Also, the Chairman of the Presidential Transition Council looks forward to working with the incoming administration and its team during the transition period,” said Mustapha.
He also urged aggrieved political parties to employ legal means to seek redress as appropriate.
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Lagos has congratulated Bola Tinubu on his victory in the February 25 presidential election. IPAC chairman Segun Mobolaji urged aggrieved presidential candidates Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to follow the lawful path if not satisfied with the election outcome.
According to him, all Nigerians must respect democracy and the country. “We want to congratulate Bola Tinubu of APC for his emergence as the winner of the just-concluded presidential election in Nigeria. It is a game and contest; a winner must emerge as declared by INEC. Our democracy must be respected.
We will not accept these results- Labour Party
The Labour Party, LP, has rejected the result declaring Bola Tinubu (APC) as the winner of the February 25 elections. Vice-Presidential candidate Ahmed Datti told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
He said himself and the Presidential candidate are definitely going to challenge the results. “It’s a clear case of stolen mandate but we will recover it”. He also added: “It is of our position that the purported result didn’t meet the criteria of a transparent election. In addition to the most condemnable attacks. Please be assured of our determination to fight the injustice that has been forced on Nigerians through all legal and peaceful means.”
We imploy you all to please remain peaceful and calm as our fight and determination for a new Nigeria is just beginning. We duly encourage you all to continue with the campaigns and vote massively for Labour Party in the forthcoming governorship and states House of Assembly elections on 11 March. Our Principal, Mr Peter Obi, will in due course speak to you and indeed the nation.
We Won the 2023 Presidential Elections and We will Prove it – Labour Party’s Peter Obi
As promised, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, addressed the nation via a live press conference. He said;
Don’t allow PDP ‘stain your white’, Fayose advises Peter Obi
Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has advised the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded election. He advised Peter Obi to run away from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to avoid suffering the same misfortune they currently suffer. “Obi is a man I have great respect for. Let me say it here, Obi should not allow PDP stain him. If PDP were the ones winning the election, will they say they should cancel it?” Fayose asked.
On PDP accusing the APC of rigging. Fayose urged the PDP to seek redress in court and stop trying to drag Obi into their problems.
Fayose then called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu. He wrote, “As for the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, I call for his immediate resignation for his inability to move the party forward.”
We’re working to end military coups in Africa: Osinbajo
Now, away from the 2023 Presidential elections. According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Security must be prioritized by all African countries because it is both a local and international phenomenon. While receiving a delegation, he said “Not only do we recognize security as a local issue, we also see it as an international one. It affects us all and our relationships” The vice-president ended.
A train collusion in Larissa, Greece, has left 36 people dead and many more injured. This crash occurred on Tuesday night at around 8:30PM. It has been described as the worst train crash Greece has ever seen. An investigation has been launched into the accident.
Premier League leaders, Arsenal, welcome Everton to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The London side has a chance to open up a 5 points lead at the top of the table this is because second-placed Man City are not in action until the weekend. Everton comes into this match five points away from the bottom.
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