The President-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has said that he will uphold a united America and reclaim the nation’s destiny when he takes over.
After an election campaign that has been described as divisive and intensely contested; Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In his victory speech, Mr Trump hailed his opponent saying; “she fought very hard. She has worked very long and hard over a long period of time. We have a sense of gratitude for her service”.
At the Trump campaign centre in New York, the President-elect pledged to be a President of all American people.
He says he will rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. We have to get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and independence across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
“I pledge to every citizens of our land that I will be president to all Americans and this is so important to me.
“Working together, we will begin the process of rebuilding the nation.
“We will rebuild our infrastructure which will become by the way second to none and we will put many of our people to work as we rebuild it.
“We will embark upon a project of national growth and I will harness the creative talent of our people and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage on their tremendous talent for the benefit of all.
We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us.
“Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.
“We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that and we are going to dream of beautiful and successful things for our country,” he stressed.
Mr Trump further highlighted his commitment to his nation, saying; “while we will always put America’s interest first, we will deal fairly with everyone.
“We will seek common ground, not hostility… partnership not conflict”.
He acknowledged that it was a tough race to the White House and described politics as a nasty and tough affair.
The President-elect also said he would repeal most policies of the ruling democratic party.
“It has been what they call a historic event and to be really historic, we have to do a great job.
“While the campaign is over, our work or this movement has just begun. We will get to work immediately for all Americans. We are going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your President.
“I love this country,” Mr Trump told the gathering.
He is the 45th President of the United States and he won with 289 electoral college seats. It is the first time that a political outsider [a business man] will win the US presidential election.
The Republican candidate won key battleground states – Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
Before Mr Trump was declared winner, Mrs Clinton had called him to concede election and congratulate him few minutes before the last result that gave him victory was declared.
Mrs Clinton who got 218 votes, had asked her supporters to go home and that she was not speaking tonight, after results were clear Mr Trump would win.