Raji Ahmed and Kingsley Olawale, two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have blasted some Nigerians for criticising the voting process that helped Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC candidate to win the 2023 presidential election.
The pair, who’re associates of the previous Lagos Governor and President-elect, Tinubu and made this identified in a press release made accessible to journalists on Saturday.
Their response is coming following the pro-Tinubu group/APC supporters solidarity March which held in Abuja on Tuesday, March 28.
Tinubu, who’s a former governor of Lagos State and nationwide chief of the APC, gained the 2023 presidential election over 17 different contenders polling 8,794,726 votes in whole, essentially the most of any candidate.
DAILY POST recalled that numerous well-known Nigerians, together with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, civil society organisations, and indigenous teams had referred to the election because the worst within the nation’s historical past.
That they had cited amongst different issues, voter incentivisation, fraud, poll snatching, fatalities, and failure to transmit electoral outcomes.
Nonetheless, the pair within the press launch said that political thuggery, the taking of lives, and violence had been a part of the nation’s electoral traditions and requested individuals who had been offended by it to both depart the nation or settle for the outcomes of the election.
“When civil rule returned, there have been acts of violence and fatalities. You will need to deal with those that misplaced their lives as casualties. The President-elect wants to focus on transferring ahead, subsequently we should transfer on rebuilding Nigeria.
‘”A tribunal was established to contemplate complaints as nicely. It’s best to settle for the choice and stay at residence in case you are unable to confront the court docket. We gained’t stand for pointless demonstrations.
“We additionally want to state clearly that it’s not by power to remain within the nation if you can’t help the President-elect and our chief, Bola Tinubu. It will be higher to depart the nation than expressing your grievances by shaming the method and maligning the character of our candidate. We is not going to tolerate that.”
Recall that Bayo Onanuga, a spokesperson for the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu issued a warning to Igbos in Lagos State, saying 2023 needs to be the final time they intrude in Lagos politics because the state belonged to Yorubas.
Tweeting on Saturday, March 18, 2023 following the conclusion of the gubernatorial election, Onanuga said that, “Let 2023 be the final time of Igbo interference in Lagos politics. Let there be no repeat in 2027. Lagos is like Anambra, Imo, any Nigerian state. It isn’t No Man’s Land, not Federal Capital Territory. It’s Yoruba land. Thoughts your small business.”
Additionally, a former Aviation Minister and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Femi Fani-Kayode reportedly joined the decision to cease the Igbos which later manifested in violence and ethnic slur in opposition to the Igbo in Lagos.
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