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Tinubu describes his Certificate of Return as World Cup trophy

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s declared winner of February 25 presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Sunday in Lagos described his Certificate of Return as a World Cup he had brought home.

The President-elect made the statement at the palace of the Eleko of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu while thanking the monarch and other community leaders for their support and prayers.

Tinubu, speaking in Yoruba, said: “This certificate that I brought home is our own World Cup.”

Oba Akiolu, who hugged the President-elect, wished him an eventful tenure.

Also in Abuja, elder statesman Alhaji Tanko Yakassai urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, to support Tinubu.

He said the election has produced a winner and loser, adding that after the exercise, they should cooperate with the president-elect in the task of governance.

Oba Akiolu described him as a special breed “who is destined for leadership at the very top.”

He added: “Asiwaju, Lagos will not forget you. You did all your best to serve Lagos and you served excellently. I know you have enemies; all our ancestors had too. So, were all the prophets…

“Some are even enemies of God that created us. But, I know that our forefathers will fight your battles. God will grant you victory and Nigeria will be great under you.”

Tinubu arrived to the warm embrace All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja in the afternoon.

They were led by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Chief of Staff (CoS) Tayo Ayinde, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and other top APC chieftainss.

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