President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the emergence of Bola Tinbu as the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to emerge the winner of the just-concluded presidential primary election held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Eagle Square in Abuja, Naija News reports.
In a letter addressed to Tinubu on Thursday, Buhari promised to work with the former Governor of Lagos State, his campaign team and the party to achieve victory in the 2023 presidential election.
The Nigerian leader commended Tinubu for what he described as his impressive acceptance speech which stressed the importance of unity in the party.
He expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise and said he was impressed with the presidential candidate’s performance.
The letter reads: “May I, on behalf of myself and my family, express once again, our warmest congratulations on your recent victory to become the Presidential Candidate of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). We also extend our congratulations to your lovely wife and the entire family.
“We were greatly reassured by your impressive margin of victory at the primary elections which demonstrated that our party, through its delegates, was united in its decision to select you as its Presidential flag bearer.
“I must also commend you for your measured and inspiring nomination acceptance speech that stressed the need for the party to unite as we move into the campaign season.
“Under your wise, experienced, and mature leadership, I have no doubt that this unity will be achieved in a short time.
“As a party, our successes over the last 7 years are clear for all to see. Significant accomplishments have been achieved in economic diversification, social investments and addressing insecurity and terrorism, especially in the North East and South-South and fighting corruption.
“Thus, your victory at the APC primaries represents for Nigerians, a source of hope for a future characterised by peace, prosperity and freedom for all.
“I look forward to working closely with Your Excellency, your campaign team and the wider APC family to ensure victory for the APC.
“Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and best wishes for your success in the upcoming campaign season and subsequent elections in 2023.”