The nation’s affairs will be guided by the President-administration, elect’s according to information provided by Bola Tinubu on Wednesday.
He declared that in order to give Nigerians better times and the nation of their dreams, he was prepared to listen and take a difficult path.
Shortly after being named the victor of the presidential election, he made this statement at the headquarters of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja.
Read the entire speech down below.
By Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s incoming president
March 1, 2023
All of you in Nigeria,
I’m deeply honored that you chose me to be the 16th President of our beloved Republic. This is a proud moment in any man’s life and a confirmation of our democracy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Whether you are Batified, Atikulated, Obidient, Kwankwasiyya, or belong to any other political party, I want to thank you for participating in the election and supporting our democratic system.
You made the choice to put your faith in the democratic ideal of a prosperous, united, just, and tolerant Nigeria. In Nigeria, new hope has emerged.We commend INEC for running a free and fair election. The lapses that did occur were relatively few in number and were immaterial to the final outcome. With each cycle of elections, we steadily perfect this process so vital to our democratic life.
Today, Nigeria stands tall as the giant of Africa. It shines even brighter as the continent’s biggest democracy.
I thank all who supported my campaign. From President Buhari who adeptly led my campaign as its chairman, to my Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
In Nigeria, there is new hope.
To the progressive governors of our party and this nation, to the party leadership, to our loyal party members. I owe you a debt of gratitude. To the entire campaign organisation, I thank you sincerely.
I thank my loving wife and dear family whose support was ceaseless and inspiring. Without you, this victory would not be possible.
I am grateful to Almighty God. By His mercy, I was born a son of Nigeria and through His sublime purpose, I find myself the victor of this election. May He grant me the wisdom and courage to lead the nation to the greatness He alone has destined for it.
Finally, I thank the Nigerian people for their abiding belief in our democracy. I shall be a fair leader to all Nigerians. I will be in tune with your aspirations, charge up your energies and harness your talents to deliver a nation that we can be proud of.
To my fellow candidates, former VP Atiku, former governor Kwankwaso, former governor Obi and all others, I extend the hand of friendship. This was a competitive, high-spirited campaign.
You have my utmost respect.
Political competition must now give way to political conciliation and inclusive governance.
During the election, you may have been my opponent but you were never my enemy. In my heart, you are my brothers.
Still, I know some candidates will be hard put to accept the election results. It is your right to seek legal recourse. What is neither right nor defensible is for anybody to resort to violence. Any challenge to the electoral outcome should be made in a court of law, and not in the streets.
I also ask my supporters to let peace reign and tensions fade. We ran a principled, peaceful and progressive campaign. The aftermath of our campaign must be as benign.
Yes, there are divisions amongst us that should not exist. Many people are uncertain, angry and hurt; I reach out to every one of you. Let the better aspects of our humanity step forward at this fateful moment. Let us begin to heal and bring calm to our nation.
Now, to you, the young people of this country, I hear you loud and clear. I understand your pains, your yearnings for good governance, a functional economy and a safe nation that protects you and your future.
I am aware that for many of you, Nigeria has become a place of abiding challenges, limiting your ability to see a bright future for yourselves.
Remodelling our precious national home requires the harmonious efforts of all of us, especially the youth. Working together, we shall move this nation as never before.
The difficulties that lie ahead are ones that Vice President-elect Shettima and I are aware of. The talent and inherent goodness of you, the Nigerian people, are also understood and deeply valued by us. We promise to pay attention and carry out the challenging actions that advance society in an irreversible direction. Please give us a chance before you hold us firmly responsible.
For today, tomorrow, and years to come, we will work together to create a brighter and more productive society.
The highest honor a man can receive in this day and age has been bestowed upon me. As your next president and commander-in-chief, I promise to give you everything I have. The pillars of the society we want to create will be harmony, cooperation, and prosperity. You will be proud to identify as a Nigerian when you consider what we will achieve in the upcoming years.
Thank you all.
God bless you all.
Godspeed to the Nigerian Federal Republic.
You have given me the highest honor you can bestow upon one man today.