Nigeria’s unity, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s most important task – Foundation.
Senator Polycarp Nwite Foundation for Democratic Accountability has said Nigeria’s unity is the most important task for President Bola Tinubu.
The foundation, in a statement by its Executive Director, Michael Nwite, on Sunday, stated that Tinubu as a chief celebrant of this year’s June 12 Democracy Day, should be reminded of the spirit of togetherness and oneness of purpose that brought Nigerians of different backgrounds and leanings together in the pro-democracy movement of the 90s which helped to actualise the present democratic dispensation.
According to him, Nigeria will not make any realistic progress in her democratic journey, should systemic failures that enable divisiveness, nepotism and avarice be allowed to continue without decisive action by the Nigerian leadership.
The foundation also congratulated Tinubu on his emergence as the 16th President of Nigeria.
“The unity of Nigeria, prosperity and welfare of its peoples is the single most important task of Tinubu’s government,” the statement released in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, to mark Democracy Day, stated.
The June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was won by late MKO Abiola, but annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida was adjudged to be a very transparent election in the history of Nigeria.
According to the statement, democracy in its purest form only exists to serve the best interest of the people, in an equitable, just, transparent and unifying manner, that enables trust and engenders patriotism and pride in nationhood; and belief in democratic practice and leadership.
“We are absolutely convinced and confident that Tinubu, being one of the courageous fighters for the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria, as the current man in the driving seat of Nigeria’s democratic leadership, is not only conversant with the democratic principles, norms and nuances, but also willing and courageous enough to lead Nigeria to the future that would abhor divisiveness, fight nepotism, ethnic and religious bigotry.
“The tough decisions Tinubu has made right from his first day are indicative of a President who will lead from the front and make tough calls for the overall good of the people,” the foundation added.
Tinubu upon his swearing-in in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on May 29, declared that fuel subsidy was gone. Since then, fuel marketers had increased pump price for the Premium Motor Spirit, a move the Federal Government noted was necessary to meet market realities.