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General News of Monday, 29 May 2023


LIVESTREMED: Tinubu is Nigeria's 16th president

President Bola Ahmed Asiwaju Tinubu and Vice President Kasshim Shettima play videoPresident Bola Ahmed Asiwaju Tinubu and Vice President Kasshim Shettima

Ninety-two days after the February 25 Presidential polls, Bola Ahmed Asiwaju Tinubu who contested on the ticket of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will assume office on May 29 (today) after taking his Oath of Office.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu the winner of the polls four days after voting in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1 but not without controversy.

The former Governor of Lagos State beat his closest rivals Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) to the highest office.

Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 votes representing 36.61%. The first runner-up, Atiku Abubakar won 6,984,520 votes representing 29.07% and Peter Obi also garnered 6,101,533 votes which represents 25.40%.

Bola Tinubu, who takes over from President Muhammadu Buhari will become the 16th president of Nigeria after the ceremony.

He will be sworn-in alongside the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima who also takes over from outgoing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The ceremony will hold at the Eagles Square in Abuja. The President-elect is expected to take his oath at 10:00 am.

However, all invited guests are expected to be seated by 8:00 am.

Tinubu is expected to give his Inaugural speech after his swearing-in. The address will set the tone for his administration by outlining his goals, visions, policies, challenges, and opportunities.