Use your performance to prove me right – Yoruba leader tells Tinubu
Leader of pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has urged President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to use his performances to prove that he (Fasoranti) was right about him.
Fasoranti, in a statement in Akure, appeal to all concerned Nigerians and the International Community, who might be aggrieved, not to do anything that would set the country on fire.
Fasoranti advised Tinubu to avoid mistake of some of his predecessors.
According to him: “Be fair to all concerned. Go ahead to unite the country, see and treat the country as one. Be a federalist. Allow the big ethnic groups to exist and respect one another, but also allow the small ones to feel proud and wanted in the spirit of federalism as practised in U.S.A.
“I am aware of the enormity of State Governance. Let me, therefore, assure you that we will be available for consultations and any other assistance when the need arises.
“I did marvel at your doggedness, self-determination, self-assuredness, strong belief in self, ability to overcome daunting and ever surging challenges.
“I was, also, amazed at God’s grace on you, that gave you the strength of character and such abundance of energy, that enabled you to navigate through all the ever emerging intricate problems, and made it possible for you to, against the wishes of some people, traverse successfully all the States of the Federation, during the energy sapping marathon Presidential campaigns.
“I am, indeed, glad to know that your hard earned victory had a very good national spread. Amongst about 18 presidential candidates, you came 2nd in South South; 2nd in South East; 1st in South West; 1st in North Central; 2nd in North East; and 1st in North West. What a brilliant performance!
“I now appeal to all concerned Nigerians and the International Community, who might be aggrieved, one way or the other, not do anything that will set Nigeria on fire. We should all go peaceful, take lawful means, and thread legitimate and legal paths to rectify anything that might have, from their own point of view, gone wrong, and let Tinubu and all concerned settle down immediately to tackle the enormous Nigerian project of tackling insecurity, solving our economic downturn, restructuring the country, and rebuilding a nation never so badly divided on ethnic, religious and corrupt lines.”
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