The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has congratulated the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory.
Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election, which was intensely contested by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party; Peter Obi of the Labour Party; Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party amongst others.
On Wednesday, Tinubu was handed the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, in Abuja.
Osinbajo, who was present at the event, shared pictures from the occasion on his Instagram page on Wednesday, as he warmly congratulated Tinubu and prayed for a prosperous regime.
He wrote, “I warmly congratulate the flagbearer of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, @officialasiwajubat on his victory at the 2023 Presidential Elections, and his declaration as President-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I also congratulate His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima on his declaration as Vice President-Elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“In your previous years of public service, you have demonstrated a consistent fidelity to progressive and welfarist ideals, and an ability to build bridges across several divides.
“These attributes are needed especially at this time, to reach out to disaffected sections of our society and to meet the aspirational expectations of our young people who have shown such a strong desire to impact our democratic process in a positive way.
“I trust that they will not allow whatever setbacks they may have experienced to truncate their strong desire to determine the future course of our national journey. Through thick and thin, we must all remain focused on the objective of birthing the Nigeria of our dreams.
“I pray that Almighty God will help you to fulfil the progressive mandate of our Party, as well as your various plans to improve the security, welfare and happiness of all Nigerians.”