President Bola Tinubu said he could not sleep on Wednesday night because he was so excited by the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in Abuja, which affirmed his election.
Naija News reported earlier that Tinubu, on Wednesday, defeated the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), at the tribunal.
Speaking on Thursday at a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Dehli, India, President Tinubu said he waited anxiously to see if his election would be upheld and could not sleep when the ruling was delivered.
He said: “Wednesday night was a night of great expectations. I was waiting anxiously to see if my job was secured or not.
“So, from that, out of the excitement of the victory, I couldn’t sleep.”
The president, who apologised for attending the meeting late, said, “When I looked at the time, the time difference between Nigeria and India is another problem. Then, my phone wouldn’t stop ringing until I switched it off very late afternoon.
“So, it was a very challenging day after; that was a hangover that I enjoyed, and I hope we all appreciate why we are starting late. Please forgive us.”
Addressing the audience of prospective investors, Tinubu said his government will provide a conducive environment for their business to thrive in the West African nation.
He said, “We are here not to talk politics, but to present a future to you. The future of a country that is so rich, endowed, highly populated, very dynamic and unique in its culture. We are unique in our tradition, unique in our ethnicity, a country that we are determined to make its prosperity possible if only we use that God-given diversity for the prosperity of Nigerians.
“And we are sure to do that. That is what I am standing here to assure you. We are not in doubt; we can do it. And you heard the names of people that I mentioned; many of them are here in their private jets.”
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