President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his emergence as the APC Presidential Flagbearer in the 2023 elections.
In a statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President says having emerged victorious, Senator Tinubu has party’s full and unwavering support.
He emphasises that the APC must unite behind Asiwaju to achieve victory at the 2023 elections to enable the APC administration to continue to secure communities, grow the economy and continue the fight against corruption.
“During the Primaries, there were factions and disagreements amongst the contestants and now that the process has ended we must build a united front in our party.
“In this way, the APC will remain the party that can best deliver on the priorities of the Nigerian people. Now it is time to put the process behind us.
“Because what we can all agree is that the APC remains the party that can best deliver on the priorities of the Nigerian people. But the way to demonstrate that we can get on with this job is to unite.
“The movement we created in 2013 is beyond individuals. Together, we made history by becoming the first party in our country’s history to unseat a party in power and propel our candidate into the Presidency through a peaceful democratic transfer of power.
President Buhari says the APC believes that Bola Ahmed Tinubu will safeguard and improve on this democratic achievement and legacy.
The President notes that Tinubu is the right candidate for Nigeria’s aspiration, saying that under APC, Nigeria can achieve greatness and fulfil its destiny in Africa and the World.
He recognises and commends the enthusiasm and self-confidence amongst party men and women, while thanking delegates for making the right decision.