I’ll treat Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi as important compatriots — Pres. Tinubu
President Bola Tinubu says he will treat his opponents in the February 25 presidential election as important compatriots.
Tinubu defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) to emerge as president-elect.
He was officially sworn-in as Nigeria’s 16th president on Monday, May 29, at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
Speaking in his inaugural speech, the president said: “My victory does not render me more Nigerian than the rest of you. It also does not render my opponents less Nigerian than me. I will treat my opponents, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, as important compatriots.
The outcome reflected the will of the people, however, considering that I am not more Nigerian than my opponent… They shall forever be my fellow compatriots and I will treat them as such. They represent important constituencies and concerns, their wisdom is there not to be ignored.
Some have taken their concerns to court seeking legal redress. That is their right and I fully respect that exercise. This is the essence of the rule of law.”