Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has just been pronounced President-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has thanked those who contested the February 25 election for participating their dedication to the nation’s democracy.
Reacting to the announcement by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, declaring him President- elect at about 4am today, March 1, Tinubu said: “whether you are Batified or Atikulated, Obidients, Kwankwasiyya or have any other political affiliation, you voted and struggled for a better Nigeria, more hopeful nation and I thank you for you participation and dedication to our democracy.
“You decided to place your trust in the democratic vision of a Nigerian founded on a shared prosperity and one nurtured by the ideas of unity, justice, peace and tolerance.”
Turning to his wife, a Senator, the President-elect said: “o my lovely wife, Oluremi Tinubu, you the Senators should not expect her back. She’s going to become my housewife and my first lady. Enough of lending of the other room.”