The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said the victory of Bola Tinubu in last Saturday’s presidential election affirmed the trust of the Nigerian people in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates.
The Senate President said this in a congratulatory message to the Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Sen. Kashim Shettima on their election victory early Wednesday morning.
Lawan, in the statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr Ola Awoniyi added that the outcome of the election is a seal of approval by the Nigerian people of the performance of the Government of the APC in the last eight years.
The statement reads: “I congratulate the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, and the Vice President-elect, Sen. 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 APC and our supporters throughout Nigeria and across the world.
“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.
“This is because of your sterling track records in public service. We are confident that you will competently and faithfully deliver on that compact.
“The outcome of the election is a seal of approval by the Nigerian people of the performance of the Government of the APC in the last eight years.
“I commend President Buhari for sustaining confidence in our party. We are also proud of him for his statesmanship in ensuring a level playing field for all the contestants and respecting INEC.
“I also congratulate our great party, the APC, for this election victory. I rejoice with my colleagues; senators-elect and 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.
“I am also confident that the 10th Assembly will avail the incoming administration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu similar cooperation and support to deliver on its mandate to the Nigerian people.
“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.
“May God continue to bless our beloved Nigeria and our great party, the APC,” Lawan said.