The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has set up a committee to reconcile with other presidential candidates who contested last Saturday’s election.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State disclosed that the committee comprises elders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who “would soon begin to meet with co-contestants of the President-elect in a bid to assuage their loss in the just concluded Presidential Election.”
Tinubu of the APC had 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, who had 6,984,520 votes in the election, the Labour Party, LP’s Peter Obi with 6,101,533 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, with 1,496,687 votes.
However, Akeredolu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, stressed that last Saturday’s presidential election was not padded.
The statement reads partly: “The President-elect has set up committees to meet with the gentlemen who contested in the election for us to start the healing process.
“I belong to one of the committees. We are going to meet them and appeal to them so that we can work together.”