Al’ameen congratulates Tinubu … advises President-elect not to see Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso as enemies
A one time All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Al’ameen, has congratulated President-elect Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory in the February 25 Presidential election.
Al’ameen, who is the Assistant Director, Grassroots Engagement and Orientation for Tinubu -Shettima Presidential Campaign Council PCC, stated this on Wednesday via a statement he personally signed and distributed to journalists in Bauchi.
He urged the Presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi and the New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso and others to work with Tinubu in the interest of the country.
In his congratulatory message, Al’ameen urged Tinubu to unite the country and address Nigeria’s most urgent problems such as the economy and insecurity.
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”I congratulate the Nigerian electorate who conducted themselves peacefully during the voting process; enthusiastic to exercise their democratic rights of electing candidates of their choice,” he said.
“For that there is urgent need for the President elect to heed to the yearnings of Nigerians.
”I have observed that the electioneering campaign was very strenuous and the contest very keen.
“That despite the turbulent terrain of politics, the President elect submitted and subjected himself to this process.
“Indeed, it is a clear testimony that he believes in the democratic process and ideals.
“I want to advise the President elect to desist from seeing his opponents as enemies, because I know his politics since we were in the Alliance for Democracy together when i was a National ex officio of the Party.
“Tinubu should not change his democratic ideals of going with all regions In the country and he should not delay in appointing his cabinets.
“He should learn from the mistakes of the past for the smooth development of the country.
”The newly elected president should heal the wounds of the heated campaign exchanges by embracing those who contested alongside with him.
“The President must resist the temptation to see them as enemies; not even opponents, but fellow compatriots who merely disagreed with him on how best to move our country forward.
”Now that the President elect has won the election , he should confront with renewed vigor the most urgent problem confronting Nigeria:
‘insecurity of lives and property’. The banditary, kidnappings which becomes a threat to many Nigerians particularly in the North East , North West and North Central subregions, while these twin evils of kidnapping and armed robbery/armed banditry remain a major national menace.
“The president must pay priority attention to these security issues.President elect most also addressed the rising Agitations to break the country, oil bunkering, and other security challenges bedeviled South West , South South and South East.
”The economy of the country must also occupy the president’s urgent attention. There is the need to be more creative in formulating policies that will improve the nation’s economy, create employment opportunities and give hope to our teeming youths.He should pursue the oil exploration in Northern part of the country ,dredging of river Niger and harness of abundance untapped minerals resources In the country.
”The President elect may wish to heed to the yearnings of reasonable Nigerians and urged the defeated candidates to pacify their supporters to refrain from violence, adding that politics is a game in which there must be only one winner.
Tthey should close ranks and work with the winner of the election in an objective and constructive manner so that democracy will continue to thrive in our country at this crucial period of renaissance.
“They should prevail on their admirers to eschew bitterness and violence.
“They must be prevailed upon to understand that politics is a game in which there must be only one winner.” ”I pray that the Almighty Allah will continue to guide our democratic steps for peace and progress in our country.”