Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central) declared in Abuja, Wednesday that the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as President – elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is an inroad to a new Nigeria.
In a personally signed statement, Senator Bamidele said Tinubu’s victory in the keenly contested presidential election , as a well-deserved reward for his esteemed courage, resilience, doggedness, hard work, unwavering determination, decades of building bridges across the .nook and cranny and strong faith in God.
He said: “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerges as President in keenly contested presidential election as a well-deserved reward for his esteemed courage, resilience, doggedness, hard work, unwavering determination, decades of building bridges across the nooks and cranny of the Nigerian nation and is strong faith in God.
“Asiwaju victory is a sign that there is no short cut to success, but hard work.”
The federal lawmaker who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters , stressed that the special grace of God upon Tinubu, his age-long vision to transform the country, his extensive political structures and networking skills, his philanthropic gestures and goodwill and the pragmatic execution of a most strategic, scientific and issue-driven campaign across the length and breadth of Nigeria contributed remarkably to Tinubu’s victory at the just concluded elections.
Tinubu was declared the winner of the presidential poll by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in the early hours of Wednesday, having secured a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar who scored 6,984,520 votes while Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate got 6,101,533 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party polling 1,496,687 votes to place fourth in the election.
Bamidele pointed out that Nigeria as a nation, is well favoured to have a leader like Tinubu as its President because he is an adept problem-solver, a world class technocrat, a visionary and reliable team player, a compassionate father and mentor to many great leaders across the country and a democrat with remarkable progressive credentials.