Bola Tinubu, President-elect of Nigeria, has expressed his deep concern over the violence that occurred during the election period. In a statement released on March 21, Tinubu appealed to all citizens to come together in unity, regardless of their political views. He congratulated those who had been elected as governors and members of the state legislature, but condemned the reported acts of arson and physical and verbal assaults. He stressed the importance of respecting freedom of expression and urged those who had won to be magnanimous. Tinubu also emphasized the need for all citizens to come together in order to build a better nation and promised to be a trustworthy partner in this endeavor.