Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC has received congratulations from the United States of America for winning the 2023 presidential election.
Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was proclaimed the winner of the February 25 presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 1 ahead of Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the LP.
Ned Price, a representative for the US Department, issued the following statement:
“The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria, president-elect Tinubu and all the political leaders.”
“This competitive election represents a new period for Nigerian politics and democracy.”
Price also acknowledged the discontent among some Nigerians over the validity of the results.
“We understand that many Nigerians and some of the parties have expressed frustration about the manner in which the process was conducted,” he said.
“Nigerians are clearly within their rights to have such concerns and should have high expectations for their electoral process.”
“We call on all parties to refrain from violence or inflammatory rhetoric at this critical time,” Price added.