Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President, congratulated President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima on their election victories.
Lawan said in a statement on Wednesday that the victory validated the Nigerian people’s faith in the All Progressives Congress and its candidates.
The statement reads, “I congratulate the President-elect, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Vice President-elect, His Excellency, Kashim Shettima, on their resounding victory in Saturday’s Presidential Election.
“The Election was hard-fought on all sides so this victory is very sweet and will be savoured for a long time by our great party, the All Progressives Congress, our supporters throughout Nigeria and lovers of democracy across the world.”
He added, “This victory affirms the trust of the Nigerian people in our great party, the APC and its candidates. However, it is also a challenge to us to continue the progressive development of our dear nation, Nigeria, in line with the Agenda of our party.
“Nigerians have spoken unequivocally with their votes in their endorsement of that Agenda and the Renewed Hope Compact that you, our flag bearers, presented during the campaigns. Because of your Sterling track records in public service, we are confident that you will competently and faithfully deliver on that Compact.”
Lawan further commended the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for ensuring a level playing field for all the contestants and for fully respecting the independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Likewise, he congratulated the lawmakers who made it to the 10th Assembly by winning their seats at the recently concluded election.
He also assured the President-elect of the cooperation of the Ninth Assembly in their last days.
He said, “I rejoice with my colleague senators-elect and Honourable members-elect of the House of Representatives over their triumph at the polls.
“I wish to assure the President-elect of the full cooperation and support of the Ninth National Assembly in the transition process until the end of our tenure on June 11, 2023.
“I am also confident that the 10th Assembly will avail the incoming administration of President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinub of a similar cooperation and support to deliver on its mandate to the Nigerian people.”
He added, “To my dear colleagues of the incoming 10th Assembly, they should please bear in mind that all eyes are now on them because Nigerians are looking forward to what they have in store for the country.
“The tasks of nation-building that lie ahead are enormous. But with determination and patriotic zeal, these tasks will be achieved.”