The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that Nigeria would experience more development with the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as President-elect.
Lawan who made the remarks at the start of plenary on Wednesday, prayed that the country would see more, better development and progress with the leadership of Tinubu.
He also prayed that the 10th Senate would provide the kind of support that the President-elect would need for the betterment of the country.
Lawan said, “Let me invite distinguished senators, particularly the All Progressives Congress senators to attend, if possible, the ceremony for the issuance of Certificate-of-Returns to our President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu at 3 pm at the International Conference Centre.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission in the wee hours of Wednesday, declared Tinubu winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Tinubu, who was former governor of Lagos State, got a total votes of 8, 794, 726 to defeat his major rivals; Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 6, 984, 520 votes and Peter Obi of Labour Party who secured 6,101,533 votes of the 24, 965, 218 total vote cast.
Also, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party came a distant fourth with 1,496,687 votes.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu winner stating, “That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and scoring the highest votes is hereby declared winner and elected.”
Lawan however, prayed that “this country will see more and better development and progress and will we also pray that the 10th senate will provide the kind of support that the president-elect will need for the betterment of our country.”