The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the President-elect of the country has drawn mixed reactions from Nigerians.
The declaration was made by the Chairman, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu in the early hours of Wednesday.
Social media has been agog with mixed reactions from several Nigerians as they registered their feelings on his emergence.
Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, expressed delight at his emergence, describing it as “resounding, historic and well-deserved.”
“Congrats to President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) for a resounding, historic & well-deserved victory after a hard-fought fight. We give the Lord praise and thanksgiving for what He has done. He is mighty in battle and faithful to His own. To Him alone be the glory.”
Congrats to President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, @officialABAT, for a resounding, historic & well-deserved victory after a hard-fought fight. We give the Lord praise and thanksgiving for what He has done. He is mighty in battle and faithful to His own. To Him alone be the glory.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 1, 2023
For media personality Osi_suave, he said “Tinubu has been declared president-elect. And by extension is on course to become president come May 29. He has his work cut out for him, a country to unite, an ailing economy to revive and institutions to strengthen. I pray for his success If he succeeds, Nigeria succeeds.”
Asked God to show him direction,”President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Congratulations. I pray for wisdom, direction, strength and good health to lead the country. As the suffering in the land is too much. God bless Nigeria and may His will always stand.”
“Tinubu was announced as the winner by the Fraudulent INEC Chairman and everywhere is silent and gloomy. No shouts of Jubilation. The people know who they voted for and it was not Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
@Nkemchor; Another tweep reads
“@officialABAT has been declared President! CONGRATULATIONS to all who contributed to this success!🙏🏾 Time to bond toward a great(er) Nigeria regardless of political differences. The hard work starts immediately.”
Said, Tinubu antecedents will be the compass to rule the country, “For a man who has laboured for this democracy is an avid developer of talent and has built women, men, young and old around Nigeria in his quest for a better country, this is a truly deserved victory. Jagaban shi ne gaba! We pray Asiwaju will be the catalyst for a greater Nigeria.”
@arkazaure; prayed for God guidance,
“I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima on their victory at the polls. I pray that Almighty ALLAH will grant you the wisdom and will to drive Nigeria towards peaceful coexistence and prosperity in all ramifications.”
Urged the president-elect, Tinubu to focus on infrastructure “This is the WILL OF GOD. Congratulations Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. May your tenure bring further development in Infrastructural advancement and human capital development to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Expressed optimism that Tinubu will fix the country, “Fair to say campaigning is the easy part. It’s time to lead the nation now. May God give our new president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the courage, wisdom, empathy, strength, and resolve to do right and make Nigeria better, especially for ordinary folk. Ameen! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”
Expressed displeasure at Tinubu victory, “So after 8 years of long-suffering under APC and Muhammadu Buhari, someone in his right senses went to the polling unit to vote or rig the election in favour of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Every 4 years Nigeria will impose on Nigeria a candidate that Nigeria doesn’t want 💔”
Argued that the presidentia-elrct will promote corruptiob, “If Bola Ahmed Tinubu finally rules Nigeria after imposing himself on over 200 Mill people @inecnigeria should note that anything that has to do with corruption and making sure I don’t do anything in accordance to the progress of Nigeria will contribute to this country forever.”
“Tinubu’s power hv been increased and u think ur vote will count in the governorship election in lagos?I don’t think so.becare out there plz.”
@Fablex82, tweeped that
“Congrats to the #Nigerianpresidentelect, Bola #Tinubu. You have almost 3 months more to prepare for the governance of this great nation. No excuses, please, after May 29”
@spiritualdigest, held that,
“If Tinubu is sworn in as president, there won’t be any need for elections in Nigeria again, incumbents should select and install their chosen president.”
@_ace99 stated that,
“Apparently, Tinubu has won and I’m depressed isn’t a good excuse to leave work early”
@UCLuther1; hoping Tinubu would do better than his predecessor,
“Let’s wait and see what Bola Ahmed Tinubu has to offer, For the first time in the history of Nigeria and whole world 🌎, the election has been won by the minority with the help of Inec”