President-elect Bola Tinubu has congratulated the winners of the Supplementary Governorship elections held in Kebbi and Adamawa States on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
He also rejoiced with those elected into the Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly during the last round of elections in states where supplementary elections took place.
In a statement, he said, “These victorious men and women have earned the trust of their people and I call on them to rededicate themselves to the service of their respective constituents.
“I also call on those who could not secure the mandate of their people to take their fate in the true spirit of sportsmanship. Election is not war. It is not a do or die affair. Indeed it is to avoid war that democracies have periodic elections to choose our leaders and representatives.
“The supplementary polls have now brought the 2023 elections to a final, fitting conclusion. I observed, with satisfaction, the largely peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the election on Saturday. It was a further testimony that our citizens have accepted democratic norms and have unalloyed faith in the electoral process.
“However, I note the matter of Adamawa Supplementary Governorship Election and I urge police authorities to fully investigate all that transpired in the election given the attendant controversy. In every democratic contest there has to be one winner. I call on those aggrieved to pursue legitimate means of addressing their grievances.
“With the conclusion of the 2023 elections, I now welcome all of us who have been elected to brace up to serve our people with diligence and dedication and to join hands with me as your President-elect in the pursuit of our agenda to renew the hopes of our people in a better, stronger, more secure, economically vibrant and prosperous Nigeria.”