The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has extended congratulations to Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, Umaru Embaló, conveyed the congratulatory message in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Nigerians exercised their civic duty on Saturday, casting their votes to elect a president and members of the National Assembly.

Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election.

Tinubu defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) with a total of 8,794,726 votes.

While Abubakar polled 6,984,520, Obi scored 6,101,533 votes.

Embaló said stakeholders must ensure peace is sustained by attending to all grievances following the constitution.

“On behalf of His excellency general Umaru Sissoco Embaló, chair of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government and the entire ECOWAS leadership, we wish to convey our heartfelt congratulations to his excellency senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his election as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement reads.

“His excellency general Embaló appeals to all the stakeholders to promote peace and to use constitutional means to address any grievances they may have.”

The ECOWAS electoral observation team had previously identified challenges such as violence, ballot, and BVAS device snatching, impacting the effectiveness of Saturday’s polls in Nigeria.

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