• According to Oby Ezekwesili, the certificate shall soon be returned to its rightful owner.
• She further stated that data shall speak and authenticate her claims.
Obiageli (Oby) Katryn Ezekwesili, the former Minister of Education of Nigeria and as well former Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa Region in 2007 has reacted to the certificate of return issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday to the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
According to Oby Ezekwesili, the certificate shall soon be returned to its rightful owner. She further stated that data shall speak and authenticate her claims.
“Certificate that will be returned. Hold your peace, data shall speak,” she tweeted on Thursday morning.
It would be recalled that the certificate of return was presented to Tinubu by the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
His running mate Kashim Shettima also got his certificate of return at the event.
The presentation came a few hours after Tinubu was declared the winner of the Saturday, February 25 poll, garnering 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, who scored 6,984,520.
The 70-year-old former Lagos Governor came out top in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states and secured significant numbers in several other states to claim the highest number of votes.
Abubakar, 76, who has now run for president six times, got 6,984,520 votes, while the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, who, in less than a year, galvanised young voters in a manner some have described as unprecedented finished the race with 6,101,533.