Nigeria: Tinubu Strikes to Placate Aggrieved Presidential Candidates

Nigeria: Tinubu Strikes to Placate Aggrieved Presidential Candidates

Mr Tinubu received after polling 8,794,726 to win the polls whereas his closest rival Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), got here second with 6,984,520 whereas Peter Obi of Labour get together got here third with

Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has begun a transfer to succeed in out to his opponents nonetheless aggrieved over their defeat in Saturday’s presidential election.

Mr Tinubu received the election however his three important opponents have complained about lapses within the conduct of the election by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

Mr Tinubu received the ballot with 8,794,726 votes whereas Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) got here second with 6,984,520 and Peter Obi of Labour Social gathering third with 6,101,533 votes.

The candidates of the PDP, LP and the New Nigeria Peoples Social gathering (NNPP) have rejected the result of the ballot, saying INEC didn’t adjust to the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 on digital transmission of outcomes.

The oppositions have additionally introduced that they’ll go to court docket to problem the result of the ballot.

However the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Wednesday stated the president-elect has requested a committee to succeed in out to his aggrieved rivals.

Mr Olatunde stated a committee of elders of the APC would quickly start to fulfill with the defeated presidential candidates in a bid to make sure peace after the election.

He added that each aggrieved individual might be met for reconciliation.

The assertion reads, “The President-elect has arrange committees to fulfill with the gents who contested within the election for us to start out the therapeutic course of. I belong to one of many committees. We’re going to meet them and enchantment to them in order that we are able to work collectively.”

In his acceptance speech on Wednesday morning, Mr Tinubu appealed to different contestants to work with him to make Nigeria a greater place.

His phrases, “I take this chance to enchantment to my fellow contestants to allow us to crew up collectively. It’s the solely nation now we have. It’s one nation and we should construct collectively.

“Whether or not you might be Batified or Atikulated, Obidients, Kwankwasiyya or have another political affiliation, you voted and struggled for a greater Nigeria, extra hopeful nation and I thanks for you participation and dedication to our democracy.

“You determined to position your belief within the democratic imaginative and prescient of a Nigerian based on a shared prosperity and one nurtured by the concepts of unity, justice, peace and tolerance.”

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