Bola Tinubu has revealed the details of his meeting with Buhari.
NewsOnline reports that Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed that he traveled to Daura, Katsina State, to present his Certificate of Return to President Muhammadu Buhari as the party leader and commend his efforts in supporting democracy in Africa.
This online newspaper had earlier reported that Tinubu flew in from Abuja on Wednesday night, a few hours after he was presented with a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Tinubu was accompanied on the visit to Daura to meet with Buhari by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Adamu, Governors of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, Zamfara, Bello Muhammad, among others.
The former Lagos State governor was declared the President elect in the early hours of Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
Speaking to newsmen after meeting with Buhari in his country home, Daura, Katsina, on Wednesday night, Tinubu said: “I came to present the certificate of return to him (Buhari) as the party leader and commend his efforts in supporting democracy in Africa.
“This is the largest democracy in Africa and he could not have done any better.
“We are lucky there is no incident, there is no accident, and no matter how provocative a defeat is, we still have to tolerate it because we are democrats and we are trying to build a nation.”
Tinubu commended the President for his calmness, support and commitment to the progress and advancement of the APC and its members.
He added, “The fact that after voting, he taught us again dedication to our party by displaying his ballot papers, loyalty to the party and being ready to create a future for all of us.
“And no matter how tempting the problem of democracy is, he is following the process, building a successor and ready to hand over peacefully. You know, in Africa, it is a big deal.”