President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu took his oath of office as the 16th president of the federal republic of Nigeria on Monday, May 29.
Politics Nigeria gathered that Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima’s inauguration happened at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
Following the event, several prominent Nigerians and foreigners have been congratulating the new president for achieving his lifelong dream of becoming the number one citizen of the country.
However, Politics Nigeria observed that the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party, LP counterpart, Peter Obi, have not congratulated the new president.
Keeping an eye on their social media pages, we noticed that no message congratulating Tinubu was posted almost 24 hours after the event.
Tinubu had defeated Atiku and Obi in a keenly contested presidential election in February.
However, Atiku and Obi are in court, contesting the outcome of the election and hoping to reclaim their mandates.
Both candidates are claiming they won the February 25, election.
Meanwhile, Obi had said he wouldn’t attend the inauguration because he was not invited.
A social media user, @delanoi wrote: “This is bad for Nigeria’s democracy. Obi and Atiku should have congratulated Tinubu over his swearing-in. It does not stop the tribunal.”
@jimmajg: “I think Atiku and Obi should have congratulated Tinubu but still push for their mandate in the tribunal.”