The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Vice President-elect Senator Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday presented their certificate of return to President Muhammadu at his private residence in Daura, Katsina State.
The certificates were issued to them by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja on Wednesday.
Apparently overcome with a lot of emotions, seeing the “phenomenal election result,” President Buhari kept repeating: “My Good Lord.
“My Good Lord.
“We are very lucky.”
The President uttered these words as he warmly clasped the hand of the President-elect, saying: “There were no problems.
“No blood shed, no accidents.
“We have God Almighty to thank for this.”
Buhari said he was pleased that the people chose the All Progressives Congress and its candidates, affirming through this their desire that the momentum of development under the administration continues.
The President commended party supporters and the Presidential Campaign Council for the “historic win,” which he said would never have been possible without discipline, commitment and hard work.
Tinubu, in an interview, said as a loyal party man, he came to present the certificate to the President as the party leader and to commend him for his efforts to support democracy in Africa.
He said: “This is the largest democracy in Africa.
“We could not have done any better.
“We are lucky.
“There is no accident and no matter how provocative a defeat is, we have to tolerate it if we are democrats.
“We have a nation to build.”
The election winner and his deputy were accompanied to Daura by the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; founding Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande; as well as the Governors of Katsina, Kaduna, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Lagos and Jigawa States.
Other were the Governors of Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Ogun States and former Governors of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, and Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.
There were also Ministers of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare; and Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Also on the entourage were Alhaji Kashim Imam; Wale Tinubu; Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Mannir Yakubu; and Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani.
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