In the aftermath of the February 25th, 2023 general election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the newly elected President of Nigeria, has urged his fellow Nigerians to rekindle their hope in the nation. He expressed gratitude for the overwhelming congratulatory messages he received from friends and well-wishers from both home and abroad.
Tinubu acknowledged the pivotal role Nigeria plays in the global community and thanked world leaders who offered heartwarming messages of support.
The President-elect emphasized that the outpouring of support from the international community is a testament to Nigeria’s importance in the world and a clear indication that constructive and beneficial cooperation with the Federal Republic of Nigeria is possible. He expressed his appreciation for the gesture and reassured the world that he is committed to leading Nigeria to greater heights.
Tinubu extended an arm of friendship to those who had shown him support, reiterating that this is a time to believe in the Nigerian dream and renew hope in the country. He was confident that Nigeria would soar like the eagle, fulfilling its potential as a great nation.
The message reads;
The past few days have been a whirlwind for me and formany Nigerians. We have, through our electoral process, consolidated our democracy as a nation and, by the Grace of Almighty God, I have been given the mandate to lead the nation for the next four years as its President.
I deeply appreciate the congratulatory messages that have come in from friends and well-wishers from home and abroad. The messages of goodwill and solidarity have been so overwhelming for me to mention you all by name.
I am particularly grateful to many world leaders from our African neighbours, our friends in The Commonwealth, and from the other parts of the world who welcomed my election with heartwarming messages.
The support and assurance I have received from the international community is a reminder of the important role Nigeria has in the world and an encouraging sign that the rest of the world remains interested in constructive and beneficial cooperation with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As President-elect of this great nation, I say thank you.
To those who have extended the arm of friendship, I offer mine in return. This a good time to believe in the Nigerian dream; a good time to believe in our renewed hope. The Nigerian eagle shall fly high.