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… Tells president elect to focus on restructuring
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has made a u-turn from being an opposition to the presidential ambition of the president elect, Bola Tinubu after he emerged the winner at the Presidential election.
The group, through a statement, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, hailed Tinubu’s victory , calling for unity and progress in the country.
Afenifere endorsed the Labour Party Presidential candidate ,Peter Obi has later made a u-turn, hailing Tinubu over his performance at the poll.
The group described Tinubu’s victory as a mandate to reinvent Nigeria as a truly federal yet united country.
It added that Tinubu’s substantial votes from five out of the country’s six geo-political zones demonstrates the desire for a sense of belonging without regard to religion, language, or ethnicity.
The release stated, “garnering substantial votes from five out of the country’s six geo-political zones demonstrates that the mandate given to Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his running Mate, Senator Kashim Shettima is one meant to re-invent Nigeria as a truly federal yet united country. A country in which every section and every citizen would have a sense of belonging without regard to any other consideration such as religion, language spoken or where the person comes from etc”.
Speaking on restructuring the country, the group urged Tinubu to focus on policies that will unite and heal the country, adding that he should also ensure providing security of lives and properties, job creation, education reforms, and regional restructuring to maximize potentials.
According to Afenifere, the incoming Tinubu-led administration had promised to make peace, unity and prosperity the cornerstones of the country, it therefore asked it to live up to its promises
“Thus, the president-elect should, immediately on being sworn-in on May 29, embark on policies that will heal the deep wounds in the country, foster a sense of unity and love among Nigerians and work to ensure that security of lives and properties is guaranteed, jobs are created for those seeking jobs especially youths, revamp education and get the country restructured so that each region would be in a position to deploy the creative potentials it has to the maximum,” the statement added.
While appealing to other contestants, the group asked them to exercise their rights, urging them to seek established legal redress if not satisfied.
“We should however allow peace to reign while the legal process is explored and even thereafter. This is our country, we should learn to be able to live together in a peaceful and harmonious society but one in which justice, fairness, equity and respect for the rule of law reign supreme,” it added
However, in respect of this, the President-elect and his party, All Progressives Congress, have reportedly set up committees to meet with co-contestants to assuage them on their losses at the election. Tinubu has also called on co-contestants to work together.
Overall, the pan Yoruba socio-political organization expressed confidence in Tinubu’s ability to govern Nigeria and make significant progress towards a truly united and prosperous nation.
It stated, “It is hoped that Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu government will not disappoint Nigerians. Rather, it will govern in a manner that will make a citizens within a short time to be able to ‘speak with pride at being a Nigerian’ as he promised in his acceptance speech.
“We are confident that Tinubu has the capacity to accomplish these as he promised.
We are hopeful that he will be able to harness the requisite political and sundry other wills to give us a true federal Nigeria where people are truly in control of their affairs.”
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