…says democracy has won
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has congratulated President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory in the just concluded presidential poll.
Gbajabiamila said Tinubu’s victory is a testament to his years of hard work, building bridges across the country, tenacity, and belief in Nigeria’s unity.
Describing Tinubu’s victory as a victory for democracy, Gbajabiamila noted that the president-elect fought a good fight and gave a good account of himself as always.
He said that as a courageous, dogged, and determined democrat, Tinubu weathered the storm and emerged victorious against all odds.
The Speaker noted, “The victory of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is a victory for democracy. I have said time and again that Tinubu is the best for Nigeria at this time, and God has answered our prayers.
“Since the beginning of the journey, we were convinced that Nigerians would vote for him because he did it before and he will do it for the country. Today, Lagos is what it is courtesy of Tinubu’s vision. With Asiwaju’s victory, Nigeria will witness unprecedented development.
“But this victory did not come on a platter of gold. It was a well-fought and deserved one. Like I said before, many obstacles had been deliberately placed in his way. Trust Asiwaju; he confronted them head-on and emerged victorious.”
The Speaker said he believed Tinubu would deliver on the mandate given to him by Nigerians going by his track record and called on the candidates of the opposition parties to put Nigeria first and concede defeat.
“Whatever faith we are, we all believe and profess that all power belongs to God and He gives to whoever he pleases. This spiritual belief of all faiths has been greatly manifested in Asiwaju’s victory against all odds, I therefore call on all Nigerians, no matter your political bent, to see God’s hand in this”, he said.
Gbajabiamila expressed confidence that the Tinubu that he had known for decades would be magnanimous in victory.
“I believe Asiwaju will deliver a new programme of democracy, prosperity, and national security, as well as invest in public infrastructure as part of a broader strategy to drive human capital development and create economic opportunity for Nigeria.
“For any leader to succeed, he must assemble the best hands to work with him. Asiwaju has proven over the years that he can gather the best team and empower them to do the hard work of making Nigeria the best it can be”, the Speaker added.
Gbajabiamila urged Nigerians to support the Tinubu presidency to deliver on his campaign promises.
Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria.