Comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, popularly known as Seyi Law, has tendered an unreserved apology to the millions of followers and supporters of opposition parties he offended during his campaign for the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate as the winner of Saturday’s election.
The Comedian, who, in a post shared on his Instagram page on Wednesday, expressed his happiness about how people are passionate towards their preferred candidates, stated that Nigerians should not develop bitterness and hatred towards one another.
‘My fellow Nigerians, I’m happy you are as passionate as you are about your preferred candidates. That is the way politics should be. However, hatred and bitterness towards each other shouldn’t have a place between us.
He went on to add that; ‘You might not see things the way I see them. That doesn’t mean I’m right and you are wrong. It just means that we are different. If your candidates had won, I would have prayed and worked for their successes and mine.
‘I apologise to those offended by my support. I seriously condemn all the violence across Nigeria. I have mixed feelings for your genuine anger and not for my candidate’s winning. I, however, pray that Nigerians’ lives get better,’ he said.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak has congratulated President-elect Bola Tinubu on the heels of the just concluded presidential election.
Both the UK and Nigeria share a longstanding relationship that has withstood the latter’s over-62-year independence from the former.
‘Congratulations to @officialABAT on his victory in Nigeria. The UK-Nigeria relationship remains strong,’ Sunak tweeted on Wednesday evening.
‘I look forward to working together to grow our security and trade ties, opening up opportunities for businesses and creating prosperity in both our countries.’
Africa Today News, New York had earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu the winner in the small hours of Wednesday morning.