Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been sworn in as the 16th President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He took the oath of office at exactly 10:35am with the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Olukayode Ariwodola in charge.
He took the oath of office to a rousing applause by supporters and well-wishers at the colourful ceremony at the Eagles Square. Tinubu, a former Senator and governor of Lagos State was declared the winner of the February 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress polled a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, who polled a total of 6,984,520 votes in the election while Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third in the election with a total of 6,101,533 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP came fourth with 1,496,687 votes.
However, Tinubu’s election is being challenged by Obi and Atiku at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which is yet to conclude sitting.