The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated President-elect Bola Tinubu on his victory at the presidential pool held last Saturday.
The controversial ex-governor said this in a tweet on Wednesday.
In a tweet, he wrote: “I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his election as the next President of Nigeria.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Tinubu winner of the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 votes, while Atiku came second with 6,984,520 votes.
The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi emerged third with 6,101,533 votes.
While calling for the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, the former Ekiti governor implored the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat in the interest of the nation.
I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his election as the next President of Nigeria. As the presidential election comes to an end, I urge other contestants, especially Atiku Abubakar to accept the outcome in the overall interest of our country. There will always be another day.— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) March 1, 2023
Our candidate, H.E. Atiku Abubakar (aka ‘Atiku is coming’) should accept defeat in maturity and retire peacefully to Dubai.— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) February 27, 2023
At this juncture, may I say good night and good bye to all you represent.