IT’S OFFICIAL: Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima Take the Helm as Nigeria’s President and Vice President
Bola Tinubu Assumes Office as President of Nigeria, Accompanied by Vice President Kashim ShettimaIn a momentous ceremony held on Monday, President-elect Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima were officially sworn in as the President and Vice President of Nigeria, respectively. The solemn Oath of Office was administered by Chief Justice Kayode Ariwoola, reinforcing the democratic transition of power within the nation.Bola Tinubu, a prominent former Senator and esteemed governor of Lagos State, emerged victorious in the closely contested presidential election held in February 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission confirmed his triumph, having garnered an impressive total of 8,794,726 votes. His closest contender, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, secured 6,984,520 votes, securing second place. Peter Obi, representing the Labour Party, secured a respectable third position with 6,101,533 votes, while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP secured a fourth-place finish with 1,496,687 votes.This landmark electoral victory has cemented Bola Tinubu’s position as the new leader of Nigeria, assuming the responsibilities and challenges associated with the prestigious role. As the nation eagerly awaits further updates, the newly inaugurated President and Vice President are expected to outline their plans and policies for the future, addressing the pressing issues that lie ahead.Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.