Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has ordered the Police to look into the controversy surrounding the Adamawa Governorship rerun and advised resentful candidates to use legal channels to air their grievances.
In a post-election evaluation statement that was released on Wednesday and bears his own signature, Tinubu made the accusation.
Additionally, on Saturday, April 15, 2023, he congratulated the winners of the Supplementary Governorship Elections in the states of Kebbi and Adamawa.
Tinubu said; “I also rejoice with those elected into the Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly during the last round of elections in states where such took place. These victorious men and women have earned the trust of their people and I call on them to rededicate themselves to the service of their respective constituents.
“The supplementary polls have now brought the 2023 elections to a final, fitting conclusion. I observed, with satisfaction, the largely peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the supplementary election on Saturday. It was a further testimony that our citizens have accepted democratic norms and have unalloyed faith in the electoral process.
“However, I note the matter of Adamawa Supplementary Governorship Election and I urge police authorities to fully investigate all that transpired in the election given the attendant controversy. In every democratic contest, there has to be one winner. I call on those aggrieved to pursue legitimate means of addressing their grievances.
“With the conclusion of the 2023 elections, I now welcome all of us who have been elected to brace up to serve our people with diligence and dedication and to join hands with me as your President-elect in the pursuit of our agenda to renew the hopes of our people in a better, stronger, more secure, economically vibrant and prosperous Nigeria”.