A top class APC Chieftain in Kogi State, AIG Abdulsalam Iyaji (Rtd) has congratulated the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his election victory.
The congratulatory message which was contained in a press release and made available to journalists stated that the President-Elect deserves his felicitations for winning one of the fiercest, closest and most competitive Presidential election in the history of Nigeria.
“I congratulate our Jagaban on this victory. I’m so happy at the moment. It has been a tortuous, hard, difficult and tough journey which climaxed into victory for a democrat, a human right fighter, a defender of democracy and a leader. This election has taught us so many things. This election has demystified established orders and our democracy has come out of this stronger. Congratulations to the President in-waiting”, Iyaji stated.
It could be recalled that the electoral commission, INEC, has declared Bola Tinubu, the candidate of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election.
Mr Tinubu defeated 17 other candidates who took part in the election. He scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all the candidates, thus meeting the first constitutional requirement to be declared the winner.
He also scored over 25 per cent of the votes cast in 30 states, more than the 24 states constitutionally required.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, who announced the final results in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja, said Atiku Abubakar of the PDP came second in the election. Atiku polled a total of 6,984,520 votes in the election.
Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third in the election with a total of 6,101,533 votes while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP came fourth with 1,496,687 votes.