The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to look forward to the next four years with hope and hands ready to work. Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Saturday’s presidential elections, Tinubu said the exercise was a fair and honest exercise which permitted the full expression of the sovereign will of the Nigerian people.
“In a decisive manner, the electorate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to serve a second term. Thus, we should look forward to the next four years with hearts filled with hope and hands ready to work. Only God can create the Promised Land. Yet, with God’s help, we endeavor to make of Nigeria a land of greater promise and prosperity for all her children. With President Buhari at the helm for four more years, I know we can achieve this. Congratulations to President Buhari on your re-election,” he said in the statement signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.
On the violence and loss of lives during the elections: “While this election was free and fair, we also must acknowledge the isolated incidents of violence. Nigerians were killed and injured during what otherwise was an exemplary democratic procession. Such things should never happen and do us no good. Let us work even harder to ensure that the March governorship and state assembly elections be devoid of such unfortunate incidents,” Tinubu said.
On what Buhari would do in the next four years: “President Buhari, in his second term, will continue to install peace, battle corruption head on and build a political culture of civility, tolerance, and equality,” said Tinubu, who was co-chair of the APC presidential campaign council.
Bottom Line: It is Tinubu’s right to talk about the election being free and fair, but perhaps this is a good time to point out that the man endorsed vote buying just before the elections.