By Ibidapo Balogun
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the one credited with most of the strategies that won the presidency for General Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the victory of the presidential candidate of the party in Saturday’s poll as Nigeria’s finest moment in its political history.
In a short speech after the announcement of the results and the emergence of Buhari as President-elect, Tinubu said:
“It is a moment when hope is re-born, faith is rekindled and a fresh fire of patriotism is released for the task ahead. I congratulate General Buhari, Nigeria’s President-elect, on his hard won victory. I salute our gallant party leaders and members for running the long distance to victory. To millions of Nigerians, I say this - the APC seeks not power for its sake, but for the purpose of bringing a better life to our people and re-building our country.
“This is also democracy’s finest moment. Nigerians alive today have witnessed the beginning of an era of change . They made this happen and they are the true celebrants and they are deserving. Together, we share this victory. Side by side we would work together to bring our country back.”