NADECO tasks Tinubu on constitutional governance
The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), yesterday, urged President Bola Tinubu to, as a necessity, return the country to federal constitutional governance upon which the country secured its independence in 1960.
The coalition, in a congratulatory message entitled: “Re: Congratulations on your inauguration as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” signed by its Sectary-General and Spokesman, Ayo Opadokun, said the deceptively choreographed 1979 and 1999 constitutions that successive military governments have forcefully imposed upon Nigeria remain the bane of country’s backwardness, stunted growth and unacceptable level of poverty.
It said that a return to the Independence/Republican Constitution would restore responsive and responsible government as we grapple with the business of reconstructing the country, which was successively overrun/damaged for the narrow personal interests of politicians in military uniform since January 15, 1966.
The statement reads in part: “Mr. President, you were part of the patriots who suffered deprivations, dehumanization, and hounding along with us as we spoke truth to the powers that forced themselves on us.
“Fortunately, your own party established the Governor El-Rufai Committee, which recommended that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government should immediately fulfil its promise to return Nigeria to a Federal Constitutional Governance as contained in your manifesto. All that we are requesting you to do is to use your good auspices and commit yourself to be faithful to the promise upon which your party was elected into office.
“NADECO, on behalf of the silent majority of Nigerians, expects you to make Nigeria respond to her manifest destiny of providing leadership to the black race that is looking up towards us to take our rightful place in the global diplomatic leadership to prove that black civilisation is consequential and important as the others for the growth and advancement of humanity.
“We pray that the good Lord will grant you robust health, empathy and divine wisdom in providing unprecedented productive and impactive leadership, which will in quick time enhance the standard and quality of lives of our people.