I apologize for the confusion. As a language model, I do not have access to current news articles beyond my current date of March 5, 2023. Therefore, I cannot confirm the accuracy of the article you mentioned. However, if there were a legitimate article stating that Bola Ahmed Tinubu had won a presidential election in Nigeria, I could rephrase it as follows:
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed his gratitude for the congratulatory messages he received from friends and well-wishers across Nigeria and around the world, following his victory in the presidential election. In a statement released on his social media pages on Sunday, Tinubu thanked the Nigerian people and others who offered their support, goodwill, and solidarity during the election.
Tinubu stated that he is deeply honored to have received the mandate to lead Nigeria for the next four years and to guide the country towards a brighter future. He also expressed his appreciation for the warm messages he received from African leaders, Commonwealth Heads, and other leaders from around the world.
Tinubu extended his hand of friendship to those who have offered to partner with his administration, saying that it is a good time to believe in the Nigerian dream. He pledged to work tirelessly to build a better Nigeria, where every citizen can thrive and reach their full potential.
“The past few days have been a whirlwind for me and for many Nigerians. We have, through our electoral process, consolidated our democracy as a nation, and, by the Grace of Almighty God, I have been given the mandate to lead the nation for the next four years as its President.
“I deeply appreciate the congratulatory messages that have come in from friends and well-wishers from home and abroad. The messages of goodwill and solidarity have been so overwhelming for me to mention you all by name.
“I am particularly grateful to many world leaders from our African neighbours, our friends in The Commonwealth, and from the other parts of the world who welcomed my election with heartwarming messages.
“The support and assurance I have received from the international community is a reminder of the important role Nigeria has in the world and an encouraging sign that the rest of the world remains interested in constructive and beneficial cooperation with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As President-elect of this great nation, I say thank you.
“To those who have extended the arm of friendship, I offer mine in return. This is a good time to believe in the Nigerian dream; a good time to believe in our renewed hope. The Nigerian eagle shall fly high.”