Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been described by President Muhammadu Buhari as the ideal presidential contender for Nigeria.
Bola Tinubu wins the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.
In a statement sent by his spokesman Garba Shehu, the President congratulated the APC presidential candidate in the 2023 elections and pledged his “complete and unshakable” support.
President Buhari expressed confidence that Tinubu will protect and enhance the democratic tradition and achievements.
Buhari stated that the party must now rally behind the nominee in order to win the elections in 2023.
Having emerged victorious, he has our complete and unflinching support, he said. Now, our party must unify behind our candidate to seek success at the 2023 elections so that our government will continue to secure our neighbourhoods, expand our economy and continue the battle against corruption.
“During the primaries, there were factions and differences among the candidates, and now that the process has concluded, our party must present a united face. In this sense, the APC will remain the party most capable of delivering on the Nigerian people’s priorities. Now is the time to conclude the process.
“Because we can all agree that the APC is the party most capable of delivering on the Nigerian people’s priorities. But the way to demonstrate that we can complete this task is to come together.”
The President added, “We built a movement in 2013 that transcends individuals. Together, we made history by becoming the first party in our nation’s history to dethrone the ruling party and catapult our candidate to the presidency through a peaceful democratic transfer of power.
“We are confident that Bola Ahmed Tinubu will protect and enhance this democratic achievement and legacy,” He is the ideal candidate for Nigeria’s ambitions because he is the APC’s candidate and remains under our party’s leadership. Nigeria is capable of achieving greatness and achieving its destiny in Africa and the world. The spirit of the presidential candidates was the highlight of our party’s spectacular convention, and it is from among them that we have picked the most popular leader.
“I acknowledge and praise the energy and self-assurance of our party members,”
I also appreciate the delegates for making the correct choice that led to the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”