Tinubu's victory good omen for Nigeria - Orji Kalu

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Tinubu, Orji Kalu and his wife

The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu has described Bola Tinubu’s victory at Saturday’s presidential poll as a good omen for the country.

Kalu said this in his congratulatory message to the president-elect on Wednesday in Abuja.

He commended Tinubu for what he described as his courage, political dexterity and maturity.

The former Governor of Abia urged the presidential candidates of other political parties to join hands with Tinubu in building a prosperous nation.

He cautioned politicians and other stakeholders against divisive utterances, saying that the principles of democracy were strictly adhered to before, during and after the 2023 presidential elections.

“I congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu and the entire All Progressives Congress (APC) family and Nigerians in general on the outcome of the presidential election.

“Tinubu’s victory in the poll is a testimony to his general acceptability across board.

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“The President-elect no doubt will take Nigeria to greater heights in view of his intellectual capacity and political sagacity.

“I am optimistic that the President-elect will run an all-inclusive and participatory government for the sake of national cohesion.

“Nigerians will not be disappointed in Tinubu’s leadership,” Kalu said.

He urged Nigerians to be wary of desperate politicians who are making unguided statements to instigate violence.

According to Kalu, the presidential election was credible, free and fair.

Orji Kalu also won his Abia-North Senatorial district by polling a total of 30,805 votes to defeat his major opponents Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 15,175 votes and Nnamdi Iroh of the Labour Party, who polled 25,540 votes.

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