A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has congratulated the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for winning the February 25 presidential election.
The former Lagos State governor and presidential candidate of APC was declared the winner of the presidential election by the National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, having scored the highest number of votes of 8,794,726️ to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who polled 6,984,520 and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who got 6,101 533.
The Asiwaju of Irokoland, in a statement by his Media Office, said the emergence of Asiwaju Tinubu as the President-elect is a well deserved victory for a man with decades of political activism and democratic struggle, stating that it is the beginning of a renewed hope for the country.
He maintained that he is confident that the president-elect would work hard to return the country to the comity of nations where economic prosperity, security and political stability are hallmarks of development, noting that he is a man of immense experience, capacity and competence who will be the servant of the people of the country irrespective of tribe or religion.
While also congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari, the national leadership of the party, leaders and members of APC in Oyo State led by the governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Buhari, for the memorable victory, he said the success of the 2023 elections attests to the fact that democracy is the only credible means of attaining power with the people at the centre of the struggle.
According to him, ” I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the National Leader of our dear party and Jagaban Borgu, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his resounding victory in last Saturday’s presidential elections. I commend leaders of APC, President Muhamnadu Buhari; Senator Teslim Folarin, members and supporters, for working assiduously to deliver this remarkable and memorable victory.
“I have no doubt in my mind that Asiwaju Tinubu is an achiever, progressive and pro-people. As a bridge builder and man with midas touch with many decades of democratic struggle, I know that with our collective support he will replicate the giant strides recorded in Lagos State in the entire country and move our dear country to higher heights.
“I am sure that his deserved victory would be the dawn of a renewed hope for the people as he will make every Nigerian and the country proud by running an inclusive and purposeful government.”
Alao then urged members of the APC in the pace setter to work assiduously to deliver victory for the party during the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on March 11, noting that the joy of victory would only be full when wins the state by sending the present administration of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) packing from the Agodi Government House.