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Tinubu’s Democracy Day Speech Reassuring, Says ADC Presidential Candidate, Kachukwu

Ex- ADC Presidential Candidate, Dumebi Kachukwu, has assured Nigerians that President Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day speech was a reasurance that there was hope for the country in his administration.

Kachukwu in a statement on Monday, said the Democracy Day speech was a renewed sense of hope and optimism that the nation is pregnant with hope, and we hope this won’t be another still birth.

He said, “For too long the Nigerian people have endured. We have kept faith when promises made by successive governments didn’t materialise.

“We have been asked to be patient until we no longer know what it means to be patient.

“Today our president has once again asked us to be patient as cost of living rises astronomically occasioned by the removal of petroleum subsidy.

“On a day when we should celebrate the essence of democracy, we don’t have much to celebrate.

“We all yearn for the hope promised us by the man M.K.O Abiola three decades ago. His message resonated with most Nigerians and as such Nigerians from all walks of life trooped out to vote for him in an election adjudged to be free and fair. Desperate men didn’t allow him to take the oath of office but in our hearts and minds he remains the president we know.

“Thirty years later his fight for a better Nigeria remains unfinished. It is an unending fight for all true patriots and lovers of democracy. It is a fight not just for yesterday but for today and our tomorrow.

“It is a fight our president has promised to sustain, and we take him at his words because never has Nigeria needed a people’s champion like we do today.

“He should now go beyond campaign rhetoric and put in place the processes and plans required to rebuild our nation.

“While we understand the difficulties before him in bringing our nation back from the brink, he must also understand he asked for this job and as such he must deliver all he has promised to the Nigerian people.

“The Nigerian people will stand behind any president who is truly committed to his oath of office. We will endure as long as know we are all in this together. Our president made the mistake of not announcing any structured palliative measures to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.

“Promises are not good enough for an overburdened people. He also got it wrong when he said illegal orders used to truncate or abridge democracy will no longer be tolerated. The judiciary remains an equal arm of government and must be treated as such.

“Nigerians will no longer tolerate an overbearing and overreaching executive arm of government who pressurises the judiciary to act in their favour.”

Kachukwu however urged Tinubu to put in place competent, incorruptible people in his team in place who would assist him to realize his noble objective.

He said, “Our president needs to put forward a competent team free of legal and political encumbrances because there is much to be done. If he doesn’t do this in the next 72 hours there are many who will believe he is as confused as his predecessor.

“We need to immediately see his job creation plans. We want to run with his economic blueprint. We want to believe in his promise of law, order and a just and equitable society for all.

“While we align with any and all efforts towards bringing to book all those who sabotaged our economy and threatened our way of life, there must be no sacred cows. This means that Godwin Emefiele the Central Bank Governor mustn’t stand alone in the court of justice.

“If the president turns a blind eye to the monumental corruption at the NNPCL where subsidy fraud in the trillions of naira is said to have taken place, then he will give credence to the rumours that some of that money was used to fund his elections.

“He would also be seen to support the notion that the law discriminates against people of Ibo extraction. All those in the previous administration who abused their offices must be brought to book.

“Many Nigerians who voted for the president did so believing that he intends to use this opportunity to rewrite his biography and as such they expect that President Bola Tinubu will be the president who eliminates corruption from our socio-political DNA.

“They believe that a business minded President Tinubu knows what it takes to turn around the economy. They pray that our new president will have the honour of presiding over the birth of new Nigerian constitution that truly represents the aspirations of all Nigerians.

“Some have said that President Tinubu is running the race of President M.K.O Abiola and to this we say Amen.

Our president should understand that our support comes at a price. It is contingent upon the discharge of his duties as dictated and stipulated by our constitution. He must understand that even though M.K.O didn’t get justice, he gave us justice.”

Tinubu’s Democracy Day Speech Reassuring, Says ADC Presidential Candidate, Kachukwu

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Ex- ADC Presidential Candidate, Dumebi Kachukwu, has assured Nigerians that President Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day speech was a reasurance that there was hope for the country in his administration.

Kachukwu in a statement on Monday, said the Democracy Day speech was a renewed sense of hope and optimism that the nation is pregnant with hope, and we hope this won’t be another still birth.

He said, “For too long the Nigerian people have endured. We have kept faith when promises made by successive governments didn’t materialise.

“We have been asked to be patient until we no longer know what it means to be patient.

“Today our president has once again asked us to be patient as cost of living rises astronomically occasioned by the removal of petroleum subsidy.

“On a day when we should celebrate the essence of democracy, we don’t have much to celebrate.

“We all yearn for the hope promised us by the man M.K.O Abiola three decades ago. His message resonated with most Nigerians and as such Nigerians from all walks of life trooped out to vote for him in an election adjudged to be free and fair. Desperate men didn’t allow him to take the oath of office but in our hearts and minds he remains the president we know.

“Thirty years later his fight for a better Nigeria remains unfinished. It is an unending fight for all true patriots and lovers of democracy. It is a fight not just for yesterday but for today and our tomorrow.

“It is a fight our president has promised to sustain, and we take him at his words because never has Nigeria needed a people’s champion like we do today.

“He should now go beyond campaign rhetoric and put in place the processes and plans required to rebuild our nation.

“While we understand the difficulties before him in bringing our nation back from the brink, he must also understand he asked for this job and as such he must deliver all he has promised to the Nigerian people.

“The Nigerian people will stand behind any president who is truly committed to his oath of office. We will endure as long as know we are all in this together. Our president made the mistake of not announcing any structured palliative measures to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal.

“Promises are not good enough for an overburdened people. He also got it wrong when he said illegal orders used to truncate or abridge democracy will no longer be tolerated. The judiciary remains an equal arm of government and must be treated as such.

“Nigerians will no longer tolerate an overbearing and overreaching executive arm of government who pressurises the judiciary to act in their favour.”

Kachukwu however urged Tinubu to put in place competent, incorruptible people in his team in place who would assist him to realize his noble objective.

He said, “Our president needs to put forward a competent team free of legal and political encumbrances because there is much to be done. If he doesn’t do this in the next 72 hours there are many who will believe he is as confused as his predecessor.

“We need to immediately see his job creation plans. We want to run with his economic blueprint. We want to believe in his promise of law, order and a just and equitable society for all.

“While we align with any and all efforts towards bringing to book all those who sabotaged our economy and threatened our way of life, there must be no sacred cows. This means that Godwin Emefiele the Central Bank Governor mustn’t stand alone in the court of justice.

“If the president turns a blind eye to the monumental corruption at the NNPCL where subsidy fraud in the trillions of naira is said to have taken place, then he will give credence to the rumours that some of that money was used to fund his elections.

“He would also be seen to support the notion that the law discriminates against people of Ibo extraction. All those in the previous administration who abused their offices must be brought to book.

“Many Nigerians who voted for the president did so believing that he intends to use this opportunity to rewrite his biography and as such they expect that President Bola Tinubu will be the president who eliminates corruption from our socio-political DNA.

“They believe that a business minded President Tinubu knows what it takes to turn around the economy. They pray that our new president will have the honour of presiding over the birth of new Nigerian constitution that truly represents the aspirations of all Nigerians.

“Some have said that President Tinubu is running the race of President M.K.O Abiola and to this we say Amen.

Our president should understand that our support comes at a price. It is contingent upon the discharge of his duties as dictated and stipulated by our constitution. He must understand that even though M.K.O didn’t get justice, he gave us justice.”

 

(THISDAY)

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