The leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has marveled at the doggednesss and determination of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, that had seen him through to his long-drawn ambition of ruling Nigeria, advising him to avoid the mistakes of the “forebears” by ensuring that every ethnic group is united under his leadership.
Congratulating the President-elect on his victory in the just concluded presidential election in the country, Fasoranti commended Tinubu said, “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. Amongst about 18 presidential candidates, you came 2nd in South South; 2nd in South East; 1st in South West; 1st in North Central; 2nd in North East; and 1st in North West. What a brilliant performance! You now have the opportunity. Now is time for you to prove me right. I pray God to be with you (amen).”
The Afenifere leader called on other presidential candidates who lost out in the exercise to seek redress in the court and allow Tinubu to settle down to plan his government.
“I now appeal to all concerned Nigerians and the International Community, who might be aggrieved, one way or the other, not to do anything that will set Nigeria on fire.
“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.”