Today marks the inauguration day as former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu assumes the role of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, concluding the eight-year administration of Muhammadu Buhari.
At the age of 71, Tinubu officially takes office after emerging as the victor in the closely contested presidential election held on February 25. With a total of 8,794,726 votes, Tinubu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), surpassed his closest contender Atiku Abubakar from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who secured 6,984,520 votes. The Labour Party (LP) candidate Peter Obi, aged 61, finished in third place with 6,101,533 ballots.
Tinubu’s presidency signifies the fifth democratically elected Nigerian President in the fourth Republic, following the footsteps of his predecessors: Muhammadu Buhari (2015-2023), Goodluck Jonathan (2010-2015), Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (2007-2010), and Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007).
As this historic moment unfolds, Channels Television is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the inauguration proceedings.
Stay updated by refreshing this page for the latest developments.
09:47 am: Bola Tinubu arrives at Eagles Square, ready for his inauguration.
09:29 am: Kashim Shettima arrives at Eagle Square, where he will be sworn in as the nation’s new vice president.
09:25 am: Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola arrives at Eagle Square to participate in the inauguration ceremony.