President Donald Trump has declined to give a concession speech acknowledging the election of former vice president Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America.
President Trump has rather asked his legal team to challenge the polls outcome in the Supreme Court even as there was widespread jubilation over Biden’s victory.
There have been speculations over the likely cause of Trump’s failure . They include neglecting to manage the coronavirus infection at the early stage of infection and failure to condemn white supremacists sentiments.
When George Floyd, an African-American, died with his neck under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, Trump reacted by seizing on isolated acts of rioting and vandalism to stoke fear.
He defied presidential norms and was largely aggressive even to the press. His use of racist language in tweets maligning people of colour was also deemed unsavoury.
His conspiracy theories and divisive policies affected his re-eleciton bid. His approval rating was also on the average due to the country’s economic downturn.
Trump is insisting on a vote recount in the states of Georgia and Pennsylvania claiming that he won the elections if legal votes only were counted.
Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari, said the most powerful group are not the politicians, but voters who can decide the fate of candidates for elective office at the polling booth.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, in a congratulatory message to President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, advising both to be magnanimous in victory and accommodate all Americans.
In his message titled: ‘Goodwill message to United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’, Jonathan appealed to the incoming government to partner with African nations to help the continent overcome the vicissitudes of the pandemic, by building on existing trade and expanding on new frontiers for cooperation
“My special thoughts and prayers goes to Mrs. Harris for making history as the first woman and first person of African American ancestry to be elected as Vice President of the United States. “This is one big step for her, and one giant leap for the Black Race and the female gender. “I pray that God will bless their joint tenure, and that in four years from now, we will have a better world because of their administration.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Believers Love World popularly known as Christ Embassy has said that US President, Donald Trump, is hated by many because of his support for Christians and the tenets of the Christian faith.
Oyakhilome in a viral video said many are angry at Trump because he didn’t come for their sponsorship. According to the cleric, things will not be calm if Trump is out of office.
”Before he started giving his voice in support of Christians and before he started giving his voice in support of Israel, he was their darling, they loved him.
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said United States President Donald Trump will retain his seat.
In his article yesterday titled, ‘U.S. election: Before you pop the champagne’,Fani Kayode said people were believing the “fake news” in major news networks and accepting their narrative that the election was free and fair.
Uti Nwachukwu, ex-Big Brother Africa reality show star, has revealed that Jesus Christ would be disappointed in Nigerians who are in support of US President, Donald Trump, all in the name of Christianity.
The Big Brother Africa, BBA, winner, said Jesus will be disappointed with those supporting Trump because he clearly perpetuated hate, division and anarchy.
“I’m so ashamed of the hypocritical brainwashed Nigerians supporting Trump all in the name of Christianity. Someone that clearly perpetuated hate, division and anarchy. Is this the love Jesus preached?, he asked.