An influential Nigerian businessman, Atedo Peterside has stated that it is premature for anyone to congratulate All Progressives Congress President-elect Bola Tinubu (APC).

According to him, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) results declaring Tinubu the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election on February 25 are insulting to everyone’s intelligence.

Peterside also stated that he will not accept the results of the 2023 presidential election until the court issues a final ruling on the suit challenging the APC candidate’s victory.

According to Naija News, the founder of Anap Business Jet Limited made the claim during an interview with Arise Television.

He said: “If they go through this process and the judges convince us that everything was done correctly and we adopt the numbers, whoever is the winner, we will congratulate the person.

“But for now it is premature; when I can see with my own eyes what INEC has uploaded, it is an insult to everybody’s intelligence; it is premature; people who are rushing to congratulate him have not taken the trouble to even look at the available information or the evidence. INEC is each to its own.”

The ANAP boss also praised Labour Party candidate Peter Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, for filing a legal challenge to the presidential election results.

Correct Your Mistakes
Peterside challenged INEC and its chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to use the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections to correct its mistakes and regain Nigerians’ trust.