Afenifere congratulates Tinubu over Tribunal victory
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has congratulated Presiden Bola Tinubu on his victory at the Presidential Electoral Court (PEPC).
A press statement signed by the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, stated that the National Leader of the group, Reuben Fasoranti, expressed delight over the judgement.
While congratulating Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, Afenifere stated that the judgement which further validated the electoral victory of February 25, should be seen not only as an indication of growing democracy in the country but also as a challenge on the present administration to actualize its various promises to Nigerians.
“As I indicated in my congratulatory message when you, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was declared winner of this year’s presidential election, your victory raises a lot of hope and you can not afford to fail Nigerians.
“Incidentally, your manifesto on how to reset Nigeria resonates with my vision for having a Nigeria of which we all would be proud – as I mentioned to you on the two occasions you visited me last year in Akure.
“Going by the steps you have taken so far; I believe that you are setting the country on a sound footing for progress. Nigeria can begin to enjoy life more abundant and good welfare that they deserve.
“For instance, the petitions gave the judiciary the opportunity to make far-reaching pronouncements on some important aspects of our electoral law and aspects of the Constitution that deals with election matters. The pronouncements by the eminent judges shed more light and enlighten us more on how to go about our electoral processes” Ajayi stated.
He added that politicians should learn a lot of lessons from the verdict so that they would be better guided in their future electoral activities.
The Afenifere leader also saluted Nigerians, the judiciary and all those involved in the judicial processes for the peaceful manner in which the matter was handled.
“So that Nigerians would quickly put the present hardship behind them and begin to experience improved standard in their welfare while the country itself begins a fast-paced journey towards becoming a developed nation. Restructuring and proper federalization of the country should form important aspects of the rejigging to be effected.”
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