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Politics of Sunday, 5 November 2023


'I am very proud' - Tinubu shades Atiku, Obi as he addresses Wike, other ministers

Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar & Peter Obi Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar & Peter Obi

President Bola Tinubu has shaded Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party after securing victory in the long legal battle with the duo at the Supreme Court.

In a video seen by, while addressing Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other cabinet members at the recently concluded ministerial retreat, the president said he was proud to have defeated Atiku and Obi at the poll and at the court.

Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election by Mahmoud Yakunu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 1.

Atiku and Obi have rejected the outcome of the election and filed petitions against the victory of President Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) but the trial court threw out their petitions over lack of merit.

The petitioner proceeded to the Supreme Court to appeal the judgment of the PEPC while Atiku traveled to the United States to unveil the academic records of Tinubu at the Chicago State University to justify his forgery allegation against the president but all were in vain as the apex court also threw out their appeals over lack of merit.

"I am proud of myself. I went for election, I won with your support. They took me to court, I won."