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After Home Defeat, Tinubu Calls For Calm

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appealed to the people of Lagos State to be calm and eschew any act that can lead to a breakdown of law and order.

This is coming after his shocking loss of the presidential election on February 25 to Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) as announced on Monday.

In a Monday statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media & Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Tinubu said the outcome of the election in Lagos where Labour Party won the presidential election should not be a source of provocation.

He said that the beauty of democracy was that people have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice.

The APC candidate further said that as a democrat, he is bound to accept the outcome of any election whether favourable or not.

Tinubu expressed serious concern over reports of violence in parts of the state especially reported attacks on some traders of Igbo origin.

The former Lagos State governor condemned any form of violence against people of any ethnic group in Lagos.

“The fact that the APC narrowly lost Lagos State to another party should not be the reason for violence. As a democrat, you win some, you lose some.

“We must allow the process to continue unhindered across the country while we maintain peace and decorum,” the statement said.

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