Nigerian electoral fee introduced on Wednesday, that ruling occasion candidate Bola Tinubu has been elected as the brand new president of Nigeria. He’s the fifth president because the nation got here out of the navy rule in 1999.
Former 70 yr outdated Lagos governor and the member of All progressive Congress (APC) gained with 8.8 million votes whereas the opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar from Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) secured 6.9 million votes. The third candidate within the race is Peter Obi of Labour Occasion (LP), who obtained 6.1 million votes.
The opposition has referred to as the election “rigged” and a “sham” and has additionally demanded re- elections. The vice presidential candidate of Labour Occasion, Yusuf Datti Baba- Ahmed on Wednesday mentioned that the occasion will problem the matter in court docket. They’ve accused the profitable occasion of manipulating the outcomes. However APC has denied all of the allegations.
“I’ll serve you; be your servant and never your chief. I’ll with you and make Nigeria an incredible nation,” Tinubu mentioned in his acceptance speech after he was declared the winner.
He additionally requested different candidates to hitch fingers and work collectively to make an inclusive authorities for the nation. Tinubu is to succeed Muhammadu Buhari within the presidency race. The previous president congratulated and mentioned the elected president is the perfect man for the job.
Who’s Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu?
Born in 29 March 1952 in Lagos, British Nigeria. He went to United States in 1975 the place he studied accounting at Chicago State College. He entered politics in 1992 underneath Social Democratic Occasion. He was compelled into exile in 1994 whereas campaigning for return of democracy after dissolution of the senate in 1993. He grew to become the Governor of Lagos State in January 1999, throughout which he invested in schooling, new highway building, transportation. His tenure ended on 29 Could 2007. He mentioned, “Earlier than I got here, we had useless our bodies on the highway, a chaotic site visitors system, theft. My monitor file ought to converse for me.” He mentioned in an interview.
The 70- yr outdated politician has been a part of many controversies. He has been accused of corruption, cash laundering, drug trafficking and offering patronage for candidates in place, for which he’s recognized among the many folks because the “Godfather of Lagos”. He is among the richest politicians in Nigeria.after being questioned about his wealth, Tinubu in an interview commented that he inherited some actual property, which he then invested. He additionally added that others are simply envy.
He’s anticipated to take an oath because the president on 29 Could 2023. With deteriorating economic system, rampant unemployment, poverty, excessive inflation, the folks of Nigeria are wanting ahead what new the president goes to deliver on the desk to vary the present turmoil nation is dealing with.