Tinubu, Jonathan Call For Unity To Save Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said Nigerians appear to be in confusion about Nigeria.

He, however, said Nigerians must be ready to serve as the national Anthem is a pledge to be ready to serve.

He said this at the 70th birthday party of Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, graced by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima; Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi; Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Others are former president Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha; former governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, among others.

In his words, and quoting from the old National Anthem of Nigeria, he said, “Though tongues and tribes may differ, but in brotherhood we stand”

He continued “it is a pledge that Nigeria, I am ready to serve”

“It is about service to this country”

“We inherited speaking in tongues from the Bible, but our diversity is a promise for Prosperity”

On his part, Jonathan called on all hands to be on deck to save Nigeria’s democracy.

According to Jonathan, this is needed to prevent the elements of fascism from taking over government in the country.

He said: “The task before all of us is not to lower our guard, lest the democracy we cherish today, succumbs to threats and recedes into fascism tomorrow and there are signs already. Looking at the states and so on, we are derailing towards quasi fascist form of government but democracy is not only about winning elections alone, it is about accommodation. We as leaders at the centre and at the state level, especially at this time when elections are coming must accommodate different views.”

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