CNF pleased with Tinubu’s victory, hails INEC
The Concerned Northern Forum today said the northern region is pleased with the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President-elect.
The Forum also hails the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for conducting the “most credible and transparent elections in Nigeria’s history.”
Addressing newsmen at the popular Arewa House Kaduna on Friday, CNF’s spokesperson, Abdulsalam Moh’d Kazeem said: “As northerners, we are pleased with his victory and without being selfish want to identify and work with him when he’s eventually sworn in on the 29th of May, 2023 ‘Inshallah’.
“We are more concerned with the progress of Nigeria and with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a new Nigeria is possible.
“Despite widespread fears about insecurity and kidnappings and against the judgment of many analysts that elections will not hold in many parts of the country, INEC under Mahmood Yakubu delivered world-class polls all over the country including flashpoints of violent extremism and terrorism such as Borno and Zamfara states.
“In a special way, we want to salute the courage and integrity of INEC, Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu for making history and delivering an impeccable election despite the aggressive work of saboteurs and enemies of democracy in Nigeria.
“Still, INEC went ahead and surmounted these challenges without shifting the date of the elections. Disregarding these giant strides and concentrating on very insignificant events is unpatriotic and diversionary.
“Insinuating that the just concluded elections were not free and fair is laughable because, for the first time in the history of Nigeria, Lagos state voted against Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Buhari lost elections in his state.