The candidate for the presidency of the Labor Party (LP) in the polls on February 25, Peter Obi, has addressed his supporters before the swearing in of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president.
Naija News reports that Bola Tinubu will be sworn in today as the 16th democratically elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Eagle Square.
In a lengthy statement on his Twitter account on Monday morning, Peter Obi stated that Tinubu’s takeover requires deep reflection.
The former Anambra state governor said that the judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical tool of government to determine the appropriateness of the decisions and actions of each citizen and each state institution, urging everyone to treat it with respect and the dignity that belongs to it. deserves
He added that he hopes the Nigerian judiciary will use the electoral cases before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity.
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For all Nigerians, this is a moment of deep reflection. It’s also a time to reexamine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes.
Let’s calmly review our aspirations, to recalibrate our expectations and pinpoint the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments.
We are at that critical moment when, as a people, we must collectively face the reality of our wounded destiny, as well as the reasons for that damage.
It is up to us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and to identify clear pathways to a brighter and better future for all of us. As we await the verdict of the electoral court, I urge all Nigerians to take this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal.
That ideal is still noble and worth every sacrifice we can make. Nigeria remains our only heritage and it is a heritage that we must protect, rather than violate.
We have no other nation but this one, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it. The judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical tool of government to determine the appropriateness of the decisions and actions of each citizen and each state institution.
To that extent, and for this reason, I urge everyone to treat him with the respect and dignity he deserves.
We hope that the Nigerian judiciary will use the electoral cases before it to reassert its independence and integrity. He has to do so, for the good of all of us and for himself.
Nigerians must therefore remain in peace and respect the law. No matter the depth of anyone’s reservations about what is happening in politics today, no matter the real and imagined provocations, and no matter how much disagreement there is, we must remember that this will not last forever.
I remain committed and relentless in my determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and wasted hope that has become our lot here.
I will never stray from that original commitment, because I firmly believe that we must change the current policies of crime and corruption to make a new Nigeria possible.
I call on fellow Nigerians, especially the youth, to remain firm, calm, patient and peaceful. Our journey may be long and difficult, but it is worth it in every way.
Victory is assured. We have to work together to turn our beautiful country from corruption and crime to a center of productivity instead of aimless consumption.
I am aware of some evil plans being hatched against me and my followers in the coming months. Efforts will be made to tarnish my image. Smear campaigns are perfected to smear my character and undermine my hard-earned integrity.
These schemes will aim to degrade our support base and confuse the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria.
It is about the future of our youth. it is about ending the Locust Years.
In all this, I thank the Nigerians, our great party (LP) and the media. The latter, as the Fourth Estate of the kingdom, has remained a trusted ally.
This State must continue to guide our people in the immense promise of a future in a new Nigeria.
God bless Nigeria and protect the troops by keeping us safe in this season of insecurity.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.