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She’s now for the other room – Tinubu jokes with wife after election win

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She's now for the other room - Tinubu jokes with wife after election win

Tinubu borrowed a leaf from President Buhari’s joke book while making his acceptance speech as the new President-elect.

Basking in his moment of glory, Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has jocularly declared that his wife, Yeye Oluremi Tinubu, will henceforth assume the role of a full-time housewife.

The President-elect made this light-hearted statement during his acceptance speech in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Pulse reports that Tinubu was declared winner of the hotly-contested presidential election having polled the highest number of votes cast to hedge his closest rivals in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party’s Peter Obi.

While announcing the winner, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said the APC candidate scored a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku who finished second with 6,984,520 votes and Obi who finished third with 6,101,533 votes.


Meanwhile, moments after the announcement, Tinubu held a press conference to read out his acceptance speech during which he also told the APC senators present that his wife and the First Lady-in-waiting will no longer be available for legislative duties forthwith.

Recall the outgoing senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial district is nearing the end of her third consecutive stints in the Red Chamber of the national assembly.

But, the President-elect, borrowing a leaf from President Muhammadu Buhari‘s joke book said his wife will no longer be of service to the Senate.

Tinubu’s words: “To my lovely wife, Oluremi Tinubu, you the senators don’t expect her back, she’s going to be my wife and the First Lady. Enough of lending….. the other room.”

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