#Nigeria Decides: Tinubu Promises New Dawn For Nigerians ..Seeks Support Of Other Contestants - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

#Nigeria Decides: Tinubu Promises New Dawn For Nigerians ..Seeks Support Of Other Contestants

President Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised Nigerians a new dawn of a renewed when his administration takes over from the outgoing President Mohammadu Buhari's administration on May 29, 2023 

The National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had on early hours of  Wednesday in Abuja  declared the APC candidate  winner of the February 25 presidential election after he polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 6,984,520 votes as well as Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who recorded 6,101,533 votes and Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) who scored 1,496,687 votes 

The president elect in his acceptance speech assured young  Nigerians of his readiness to provide good governance they are yearning for, an economy that functions for them 

"To you, the young people of this country, I hear you loud and clear. I understand your pains, your yearnings for good governance, a functional economy and a safe nation that protects you and your future", he assured

"I am aware that for many of you Nigeria has become a place of abiding challenges limiting your ability to see a bright future for yourselves".

"You decided to place your trust in the democratic vision of a Nigeria founded on shared prosperity and one nurtured by the ideals of unity, justice, peace and tolerance. Renewed hope has dawned in Nigeria", he promised

Tinubu therefore  stressed the need for political conciliation and inclusive governance, calling on other contestants to see themselves as brothers not enemies

"Political competition must now give way to political conciliation and inclusive governance"

"During the election, you may have been my opponent but you were never my enemy. In my heart, you are my brothers".

'To my fellow candidates, former VP Atiku, former governor Kwankwaso, former governor Obi and all others, I extend the hand of friendship. This was a competitive, high-spirited campaign"

The former governor of Lagos State who commended for running a free and credible poll, also appealed to fellow contestants not satisfied with the outcome of the poll to seek legal redress in court and avoid street protest capable of threatening the public peace  

"I know some candidates will be hard put to accept the election results. It is your right to seek legal recourse. What is neither right nor defensible is for anybody to resort to violence. Any challenge to the electoral outcome should be made in a court of law, and not in the streets", he pleaded

Tinubu equally assured that his administration would be fair to all Nigerians irrespective of the tribes or other affiliations , promising to run a country they would all be proud of

"I thank the Nigerian people for their abiding belief in our democracy. I shall be a fair leader to all Nigerians. I will be in tune with your aspirations, charge up your energies and harness your talents to deliver a nation that we can be proud of "

He then called on every Nigerian to be part of remodeling the country for greatness, pledging to be accountable for taking the required steps to move the nation to path of greatness

"Remodeling our precious national home requires the harmonious efforts of all of us, especially the youth. Working together, we shall move this nation as never before"

"My running mate, Vice President-elect Shettima, and I understand the challenges ahead. More importantly, we also understand and deeply value the talent and innate goodness of you, the Nigerian people. We pledge to listen and to do the difficult things, the big deeds, that put us on the path of irreversible progress. Hold us firmly to account, but please give us a chance first"

"Together, we shall build a brighter and more productive society for today, tomorrow and for years to come"

"Yes, there are divisions amongst us that should not exist. Many people are uncertain, angry and hurt; I reach out to every one of you. Let the better aspects of our humanity step forward at this fateful moment. Let us begin to heal and bring calm to our nation", he pleaded

The APC candidate who recorded 25percent of votes in 29 states won in 12 states including Rivers, Borno, Jigawa, Zamfara, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun 

Atiku of PDP who recorded 25 percent votes in 21states also clinced 12 states including Adamawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Kaduna, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi,  Taraba, Osun, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa 

The Labour Party candidate who scored 25 percent in 16 states emerged winner in 12 states which included the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Anambra, Edo, Cross River, Delta , Lagos, Plateau, Imo, Ebonyi , Nassarawa, Abia and Enugu while Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP won only in Kano State

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