Today Marks A New Beginning For Nigeria - Tinubu

Today Marks A New Beginning For Nigeria - Tinubu

Ahead of Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration today, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has sent his goodwill message to the incoming president.

Addressing Nigerians, Tinubu noted that today marks a new beginning in the country as Buhari is expected to take over the mantle of leadership from the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan.

According to the former governor of Lagos state, today will be recorded in the country’s history as the moment when democrats were finally given an opportunity to participate in Democracy Day, The Nation reports.

Today Marks A New Beginning For Nigeria - Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Gen Muhammadu Buhari

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In his words, “The celebrations, prior to this, were false showings; they were the commemoration of wrong. The path we have taken to come to this august moment has not been one of easy victory or swift progress”.

Excerpts from his statement read;

“Today shall be recorded in our history as the moment when democrats have finally been allowed to participate in Democracy Day. The reason for this is the millions of average Nigerians, who voted to make the day a reality. Should any of you wish to see a true hero of democracy, don’t fret. Just look into the nearest mirror.

“Instead, it has been a path hewed by the triumph of resilience over broken promises and fraudulent avowals of representative governance. Reaching this fine moment has been a story told in the cadence of the victory of the common good over arrogant power.

 “The voice of the solitary poor man, no one hears. But the votes of the poor became a potent army, capable of toppling the very citadel of high privilege in order to bring forth national awakening, no less historic and important than the very birth of this nation.

“Today, we shall witness the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, a great, honourable and dedicated public servant as our President. This is indeed an inspiring moment, a turning-point in our national direction and the reclamation of our best destiny.

“We shall celebrate this achievement but not in mindless, care-free fashion. The road ahead is still choked with the debris of problems left too long unattended.

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“We are well aware of the challenges pitted against our wellbeing. Insecurity, economic decline and corruption, we must fight and fight as if we are going to war not a carnival.

“Most of all, we must fight the temptation of hopelessness, the sense that little good will come out of even the greatest efforts”.

Meanwhile, Tinubu also assured Africans that the Buhari administration will work tirelessly to contribute its quota to the development of the African continent.


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