Former Minister Niger Delta Affairs and Senator-Elect for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the President-Elect, is a confirmation of his nationwide acceptance.
Akpabio stated this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Jackson Udom, in Uyo on Wednesday, while reacting to the victory of the APC presidential candidate as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.
The INEC early on Wednesday declared Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress President-Elect, having polled a total of 8,794,726 votes.
Akpabio said the victory of the former Lagos State governor, in a keen presidential contest, is a demonstration of his acceptance across the length and breadth of the country and beyond
The statement partly read, “Asiwaju is a tested and trusted hand in service delivery. He did it before when he called the shots in Lagos State and I am very confident that he will do more for Nigerians as its leader.
“The victory of our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as declared this morning by the Electoral Umpire is a confirmation of his nationwide acceptance.
“He has the ability, capacity and the required experience needed now to take this country to the next level in both national and international affairs.”
The lawmaker further said May 29 would mark the commencement of the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people of the country as promised by the party.
“Electioneering and campaigns are all over. May 29th will mark the commencement of the delivery of dividends of democracy to our people in our Renewed Hope promise.
I congratulate the leadership and membership of our great party on this well-deserved victory of our party,” Akpabio said.