Tinubu has set up a reconciliation committee to meet with Obi, Atiku, says Akeredolu
Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has set up a committee to meet with presidential candidates of other parties for reconciliation.
Source: The Cable
He said the committee comprises elders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akeredolu spoke on Wednesday in Abuja during the presentation of the certificate of return to Tinubu and Kashim Shetima, vice president-elect. Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 6,101,533 votes.
In a statement signed by Richard Olatunde, his chief press secretary, Akeredolu said the election reflects the wishes of the electorate. The governor added that every aggrieved person will be met for reconciliation. “The president-elect has set up committees to meet with the gentlemen who contested the election for us to start the healing process. I belong to one of the committees. We are going to meet them and appeal to them so that we can work together,” he said.
You have built bridges, Osinbajo hails president-elect
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, in Abuja, felicitated the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, for emerging as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Source: Punch Newspapers
Osinbajo described the President-elect as a bridge builder, whose immediate assignment was to reach out to aggrieved sections of the electorate and to meet the expectations of the youth. According to a statement on Wednesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said this when he joined other dignitaries at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where Tinubu received his Certificate of Return from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
The statement was titled ‘Osinbajo to Tinubu: Your attributes, fidelity to progressive ideals needed at this time.’ The VP said, “I warmly congratulate the flagbearer of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on his victory at the 2023 presidential elections, and his declaration as the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
INEC failed Nigerians, aggrieved parties should go to court – Ahmad Gumi
Controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for allegedly failing to follow proper procedure in the conduct of the just concluded presidential elections.
Source: Punch Newspapers
DAILY POST reports that there have been a series of protests across the country following the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of last Saturday’s poll. The Labour Party and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had vowed to challenge the results, alleging that the electoral body was compromised by the ruling party.
According to the aggrieved party, INEC violated the new electoral law by failing to upload results before collation. Reacting to the controversy, Gumi in a statement on Thursday posted on his official Facebook page, asked the aggrieved parties to seek redress in court. He, however, warned against violent protest, citing the country’s challenges and the fact that the polity is tensed up already.
Aisha Buhari is confident of Tinubu’s ability to deliver
The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has expressed confidence in the ability of Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to deliver a country where unity, peace, and progress are sustained.
Source: Punch Newspapers
In a congratulatory message, which she signed on Wednesday in Abuja, the first lady expressed optimism that Tinubu would work assiduously to deliver a Nigeria that is the dream of our founding fathers. ”It is my conviction that the Tinubu/Shettima Presidency will lead this country into the future that our founding fathers envisioned,” she declared.
Mrs. Buhari however said the success recorded in the election was a result of dexterity, foresight, and good intentions of the president-elect to carry all Nigerians along irrespective of their ethnic and religious backgrounds. She thanked all Nigerians, especially women, for their efforts toward the success of the party at the polls. The first lady also congratulated her successor, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and expressed confidence that Nigerian women would get a good deal during her tenure.
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