2023: Tinubu Is Best — Folarin
• As CISLAC Calls For Transparent Elections
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, yesterday, said the best gift Nigerians could give the country to mark her 62nd Independenc anniversary, was to elect the former Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the country’s president in 2023
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in promoting peace and unity across the nation. He said Tinubu as president would resolve the myriads of challenges confronting Nigeria.
Folarin said Nigeria would attain legendary status and global recognition in economic growth and development, if the nation could harness the abundant resources, innovation and talents of its diverse population.
“We must regard our socio-cultural diversity as a unique strength that is capable of accelerating economic growth, as well as advancements in education, science, technology, entertainment and sports development. We must shun bigoted views and divisive tendencies to avoid inciting hate, discrimination, hostility and violence.”
MEANWHILE, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in a separate Independence Day message, commemorated with Nigerians and government at all levels, using the occasion to acknowledge and commend the sacrifices and aspirations of the country’s founding fathers, who through their doggedness, worked tirelessly in anticipation of a united, democratic, peaceful and more prosperous nation.
In a 10-point demand, the Executive Director, CISLAC/ Head of Transparency International Chapter in Nigeria, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), the group asked for full commitment to the implementation of Electoral (Amendment) Act in all spheres of electoral process to uphold total transparency and integrity in 2023 elections and beyond.
It also demanded drastic and genuine policy effort to promote independence in the system, process and appointments of judicial and anti-graft institutions, unconditional respect for human rights of the citizens irrespective of their socio-economic and political status, strict adherence to the rule of law and total civility in electoral campaigns, public debates and commentaries by politicians and their supporters and others.