The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificate of return to the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu received the certificate of return from. Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday, hours after being declared the winner of the presidential election held on Saturday, 25th February, 2023.
The 70-year-old former governor of Lagos State who contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), pulled 8.7 million votes to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), in the keenly contested presidential election.
The President-elect had during his acceptance speech, promised to be a servant-leader and appealed to all Nigerians to joins in working together for a prosperous nation.
He also extended an olive branch to opposition parties, urging them to cooperate with him and seek redress for any perceived infraction using legal procedure, rather than resorting to violence in the streets.