Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima on their victory at the just concluded 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu, who campaigned on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared as the presidential elect which automatically makes Shettima, a former Governor of Borno State, the vice-president elect.
The announcement was made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Wednesday.
After a hard-fought battle, the former Lagos State Governor defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) in the 25 February 25 poll.
Taking to Instagram, Osinbajo shared photos from the occasion of the certificate of return given to Tinubu at INEC coallation centre in Abuja, alongside a caption: “I had led Federal Ministers to congratulate the former Lagos Governor, his wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady-Designate and the Vice President-Elect Senator Kashim Shettima.”
The VP said, “we wish him (Asiwaju) the very best as he prepares to lead the country in the next few months.”
He then directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to formally convey the felicitations of the Council.
Later, the Vice President attended the formal presentation of the INEC Certificates of Return to both the President-Elect and the Vice President-Elect at the National Collation Center located at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Before Tinubu’s emergence as the party’s candidate, Osinbajo was one of his major challengers at the 6 June, 2022 APC presidential primary, a move many of the political godfather’s supporters found to be disloyal.