Sunak, UK PM, congratulates Tinubu

By Starrys Obazei | March 2, 2023

Prime minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom, has congratulated Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Tinubu on his victory in the 2023 presidential election.

“Congratulations to Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory in Nigeria,” Sunak tweeted Wednesday.

“The UK-Nigeria relationship remains strong. I look forward to working together to grow our security and trade ties, opening up opportunities for businesses and creating prosperity in both our countries.”

Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, was announced the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election Wednesday morning.

The Nigeria president-elect was the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election where he triumphed over his major opponents Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Labour Party’s Peter Obi and candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party.

Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes and was followed by Atiku who got 6,984,520 votes, Obi polled 6,101,533 votes and Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes, according to election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Buhari urged Obi, Atiku and other contenders aggrieved by the election result and the conduct by INEC to seek redress in court.

A total of 18 presidential candidates contested the election held across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

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