Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been congratulated by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, the premier Igbo sociocultural group.
Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Labour Party, respectively, were beaten by Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The PDP and LP candidates are both in front of the Presidential Election Tribunal in an effort to overturn Tinubu’s victory.
The National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, stated that the electioneering phase was completed in a statement made available to Newsmen on Monday.
Okwu said the Igbo youths “congratulate Ahmed Bola Tinubu on his victory at the keenly contested election”, adding that it was time to close ranks and work with the President-elect to restore the lost hopes and glory of the country. The time for politicking is over.
He noted that, “it was a hard fought victory; the election shook emotions across the country and at the end of it all, Bola Ahemed Tinubu emerged victorious. We heartily congratulate him and urge others to do same.”
The Igbo Youth President concurred, saying those in favor of an interim administration should abandon the notion since Nigeria must proceed regardless of how anyone feels about the results of the elections.
“Those who feel aggrieved with the outcome of the election are already before the tribunal; so the ideal thing is to allow the law to run its course.
“So, anyone nursing the idea of an interim government should drop it completely as it is dead on arrival,” he noted.
Whoever Okwu was, he urged the incoming Tinubu administration to establish a diverse government as the sole means of mending the nation’s wounds.
He claimed that the 2023 elections would further divide the nation and that the Tinubu administration must look for measures to bring it back together.
“We don’t expect a divisive government from the incoming President; he should be a true national leader and it should reflect in his actions and words; that is the only way the country can truly move forward,” Okwu stressed.
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