Oby Ezekwesili speaks on certificate of return issued to Bola Tinubu by INEC
Obiageli (Oby) Katryn Ezekwesili, the former Minister of Education in Nigeria and as well former Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa Region in 2007 has reacted to the certificate of return issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday to the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
According to Oby Ezekwesili, the certificate shall soon be returned to its rightful owner. She further stated that data shall speak and authenticate her claims.
“Certificate that will be returned. Hold your peace, data shall speak,” she tweeted on Thursday morning.
It would be recalled that the certificate of return was presented to Tinubu by the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
His running mate Kashim Shettima also got his certificate of return at the event.
The presentation came a few hours after Tinubu was declared the winner of the Saturday, February 25 poll, garnering 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, who scored 6,984,520.
Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, took his first shot at the presidency for the first time in a keenly contested race.
The 70-year-old former Lagos Governor came out top in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states and secured significant numbers in several other states to claim the highest number of votes
Abubakar, 76, who has now run for president six times, got 6,984,520 votes, while the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, who, in less than a year, galvanised young voters in a manner some have described as unprecedented finished the race with 6,101,533.