- Presidential hopefuls have been urged to ensure the serve as binding factors rather than brewers of hate and violence ahead of the election
- The call was made by a former head of state in Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar at a dialogue organised by Daily Trust Media
- According to the former head of state, those declaring for one elective position or the other must watch their deeds
A former military head of state in Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday, January 20, warned potential 2023 presidential aspirants to desist from making inflammatory statements or engaging actions that could lead to violence in the country.
Abubakar while speaking at the 19th Daily Trust dialogue said the election year calls for statesmanship and partnership that could pull Nigeria out of the woods rather than tear the country down.
The dialogue which was organised by Daily Trust Media and monitored by Legit.ng is themed, '2023: The politics, economy and insecurity'.
Nigeria's unity must remain paramount for all
The former head of state said that ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, all stakeholders must bear in mind that despite all the challenges and threats faced by the country, Nigeria should remain one indivisible nation.
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“As they justle for power in the coming elections, all politicians must watch their words and deeds carefully and avoid saying or doing things that will further heat up the polity."
Abubakar also said that Nigeria's unity and its large human resource capital is an asset and strength that should be utilised.
"Insecurity remains the most difficult challenge in our country today. Note that for the first time, southern governors are taking on their northern counterparts, each demanding the presidency to their regions."
"Our political class must realise that the fate of Nigeria lies in its hands and choose to do good in this moment of history."
Abubakar also said that it should be in the minds of all that no one can rule over a nation in ruins and that leadership is a collective responsibility.
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The message which came as a warning was given by Charles Oputa, a well-known Nigerian musician.
Charley Boy told Tinubu rather enjoy his wealth and leave the struggle for power for the younger generation.
2023 presidency: Garba Shehu follows Tinubu Media Support group on Twitter
Garba Shehu, a presidential media aide, has started following the Tinubu Media Support Group on the microblogging site, Twitter, days after the suspension on the platform was lifted.
Mallam Shehu is among PresidenMuhammadu Buhari's aides to send messages on the social media platform since its resumption.
This came after the suspension on the site was lifted (Photo: Garba Shehu) Source: Facebook Having the site back in April 2015, Shehu follows 365 other Twitter users and has over 1.2 million followers.