By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis,
The National Leader of People with Disabilities of the All Progressives Congress, Tolu Bankole, has congratulated the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, for defying the odds to win Saturday’s presidential election.
Bankole’s felicitation comes barely one week after he appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission to make provisions for the safety of physically-challenged persons ahead of the poll.
In his congratulatory message issued on Thursday and titled “It’s a Renewed Hope of Inclusivity”, he stated that the election result reflected the mandate of the masses, especially Persons with Disabilities.
The PWDs national leader also appealed to supporters of the opposition parties to close ranks and support the incoming administration for the greater good of the country.
He said, “The outcome of the polls is both epochal and revealing of the people’s mandate. The good people of Nigeria were unanimous and loud in choosing the candidate of our party across the board. I congratulate all Nigerians for trusting our party the All Progressives Congress, APC, with presidential leadership again. I want to assure Nigerians and Persons With Disabilities that this will be a renewed hope of inclusivity unparalleled in our country.
“Your unalloyed trust and resilience is appreciated. And according to the action plan of the President-elect, all efforts will be geared towards shared prosperity in all spheres. Now that a winner has emerged from the keenly contested presidential election, I urge all citizens to join hands with the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his quest to bring renewed and inclusive hope for all Nigerians, irrespective of political parties, ethnicity, or religious difference.
“I appeal to Nigeria electorates to vote massively for APC gubernatorial candidates and State House of Assembly Candidates in the March 11 elections. This is the only way to strengthen the administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima.”