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Be fair to all, prove me right – Fasoranti challenges Tinubu

THE leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has congratulated President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his victory in the country’s just ended presidential election.

Fasoranti urged Tinubu to avoid the mistakes some of his predecessors made by ensuring the unity of all ethnic groups in his administration.

While advising disgruntled parties to seek redress in court and give Tinubu time to calm down, he also challenged the President-elect to prove him right.

This was contained in a congratulatory letter written by the Afenifere to Tinubu which was made available to newsmen today.

According to the letter, Fasoranti applauded Tinubu for his perseverance and resolve to win the election.

The letter read, “I did marvel at your doggedness, self-determination, self-assuredness, strong belief in self, ability to overcome daunting and ever surging challenges.

“I was also amazed at God’s grace on you that gave you the strength of character and such abundance of energy, that enabled you to navigate through all the ever emerging intricate problems, and made it possible for you to, against the wishes of some people, traverse successfully all the states of the federation, during the energy sapping marathon presidential campaigns. I am, indeed, glad to know that your hard earned victory had a very good national spread.”

Pa Fasoranti also called on all concerned Nigerians and the international community, who might be aggrieved, one way or the other, not to do anything that would set Nigeria on fire but take legal means to seek redress.

“We should all go peaceful, take lawful means, and thread legitimate and legal paths to rectify anything that might have, from their own point of view, gone wrong, and let Tinubu and all concerned settle down immediately to tackle the enormous Nigerian project of tackling insecurity, solving our economic downturn, restructuring the country, and rebuilding a nation never so badly divided on ethnic, religious and corrupt lines.”

“You now have the opportunity. Now is the time for you to prove me right. I pray to God to be with you.

“In going about this, avoid the mistakes of some of your forebears. Be fair to all concerned. Go ahead to unite the country, see and treat the country as one. Be a federalist. Allow the big ethnic groups to exist and respect one another, but also allow the small ones to feel proud and wanted in the spirit of federalism as practised in the United States,” he advised.

He expressed assurance that the elders would always be available for “consultations and any other assistance when the need arises.”

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