Nigeria elections: Buhari congratulates Tinubu
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory in Saturday’s general elections.
Mr. Tinubu, was declared the winner of the elections on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Bola Tinubu won the election against Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, thus he will succeed Mr. Buhari as the 16th president of Nigeria.
Standing on the ticket of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), the former Lagos Governor polled 8,794,726 votes to beat his Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, President Buhari indicated that his successor is the “best person for the job... I shall now work with him and his team to ensure an orderly handover of power.”.
Touching on the election, Mr Buhari said Nigeria's election was Africa's largest democratic exercise, "... this election demonstrates democracy's continue relevance and capability to deliver for the people it serves".