March 26, 2023
Buhari urges Nigerians in Diaspora to support Tinubu’s government

Buhari urges Nigerians in Diaspora to support Tinubu’s government.

Sen. Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, will take office on May 29. President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians in Doha, Qatar, to back Tinubu.

The president made the call at a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday as part of his visit to the State of Qatar, according to Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s media adviser, in a statement on Wednesday.


The governorship and state assembly elections will take place on March 11 and, according to Buhari, his administration has taken steps to ensure that they are credible, transparent, and fair.

Thus, he urged people to “back Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s upcoming government, so that Nigeria will continue to be the light of hope and wealth in our continent and an example for other African countries to imitate.”

The president continued by recognizing the admirable contributions made to Nigeria’s progress by Nigerians living abroad.

He continued by saying that his administration had approved a National Diaspora Policy and had worked closely with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) to create programs for involving Nigerians living abroad so that they could serve as “ambassadors” and do their part to advance their native country.

Yakubu Ahmed, the Nigerian ambassador to Qatar, commended Buhari in his speech for holding the successful presidential and national assembly elections on February 25, 2023.

He asserts that the procedure has demonstrated how robust Nigeria’s democracy is, while wishing for equally fruitful elections for governor and state legislature.

Since the two countries’ diplomatic relations were established in 2013, Ahmed told the president that Nigeria and the State of Qatar have maintained a cordial bilateral relationship.

The ambassador estimates that there are currently 7,000 Nigerians living in Qatar who are actively working in a variety of fields.

The majority of our citizens in Doha, he continued, “are professionals who have excelled in their chosen fields, playing crucial roles in healthcare, safety, oil and gas, aviation, and construction, among other sectors. I’m glad to inform you of this, Your Highness.”

Dr. Arabo Ibrahim, a senior consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, spoke on behalf of the Nigerian community in the nation and said he had every reason to congratulate the president, especially for restoring calm in the north-eastern region of Nigeria.

“Peace has returned after Boko Haram militants drove our people from Mubi in Adamawa State.” We now retire there and rest comfortably. Food is plenty right now. Even people from Nigeria’s neighboring nations come here to buy food, he continued.

Prof. Akintunde Akinade, another member of the neighborhood, praised President Buhari for overseeing “one of the best” electoral processes. Elections are nothing new to us; we have experienced them many times before. Money has been less of a factor in this race. We are quite appreciative of the results of the presidential election this time around.

“Thank you for restoring reason to the nation and the election. We want this to keep happening.

He praised the president equally for the nation’s infrastructure revolution, his fight against corruption, maintaining Nigeria’s unity, and his well-known campaign for democracy in Africa.

“I sincerely appreciate your unwavering criticism of African Presidents who aspire to hold office in perpetuity. I hope you get the rest you need,” he continued.

Abike Dabiri Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, organized the event.

Buhari urges Nigerians in Diaspora to support Tinubu’s government

Who is Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu

Buhari urges Nigerians in Diaspora to support Tinubu’s government
Buhari urges Nigerians in Diaspora to support Tinubu’s government

Nigeria’s incoming president is Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, a politician and accountant from Nigeria who was born on March 29, 1952. From 1999 to 2007, he presided as the governor of Lagos State. During the brief Third Republic, he also served as the senator for Lagos West.

Tinubu was born and raised in the southwest of Nigeria. After moving to the United States, he attended Chicago State University to study accounting. After moving back to Nigeria in the early 1980s, he worked as an accountant for Mobil Nigeria before joining politics in 1992 as the Social Democratic Party’s candidate for the Lagos West senate seat. The Senate was disbanded by the tyrant Sani Abacha in 1993. As a member of the National Democratic Coalition movement, Tinubu became an activist, waging a fight for the restoration of democracy. Although being compelled into exile in 1994, Tinubu returned after Abacha’s death in 1998 marked the start of the Fourth Republic.

In the first post-transition election for governor of Lagos State, Tinubu of the Alliance for Democracy defeated Dapo Sarumi of the Peoples Democratic Party and Nosirudeen Kekere-Ekun of the All People’s Party with a sizable margin. Four years later, he narrowly defeated Funsho Williams of the PDP to win re-election for a second term. Tinubu’s two administrations were characterized by his battles with the PDP-run federal government and his attempts to modernize Lagos. He had a significant part in the creation of the All Progressives Congress in 2013 after leaving office in 2007. Tinubu’s career has been long and contentious, dogged by allegations of corruption and doubts about the validity of his personal background.

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His political career began when he joined the Social Democratic Party in 1992. He was a part of the Peoples Front faction, which was headed by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and included politicians like Umaru Yar’Adua, Atiku Abubakar, Baba Gana Kingibe, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Magaji Abdullahi, Dapo Sarumi, and Yomi Edu. In the brief Nigerian Third Republic, he was chosen to represent the Lagos West seat in the Senate.

After the 12 June 1993 presidential election results were overturned, Tinubu joined the National Democratic Coalition, a group that rallied support for the return of democracy and the declaration of Moshood Abiola as the election’s victor. General Sani Abacha took over as the military’s head of state, and after he fled the nation in 1994, he returned in 1998 following the military dictator’s demise, which marked the beginning of the Fourth Nigerian Republic.

Bola Tinubu was a protégé of Alliance for Democracy (AD) founders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo in the years leading up to the 1999 elections. He later defeated Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu, a former minister of works and housing, to win the AD primary for the governor of Lagos State. He ran for governor of Lagos State on the AD platform in January 1999, and he won.

Tinubu officially declared his campaign for president on January 10, 2022.

On June 8, 2022, Tinubu defeated Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a score of 1,271 to win the party convention vote for the ruling APC.

Tinubu was proclaimed the victor of the 2023 presidential election by INEC on March 1st. After defeating his rivals with 8,794,726 votes, he was named president-elect. Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) finished in second place with 6,984,520 votes. Peter Obi of the Labour Party received 6,101,533 votes, placing third.

Buhari urges Nigerians in Diaspora to support Tinubu’s government

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