Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has asked the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to prioritise security, economy, unemployment and other urgent matters that will restore peace and tranquillity across the country, on the assumption of office on 29th May 2023.
Fasoranti lamented that “Nigeria has never known this level of insecurity before.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Elderstatesman’s Administrative Secretary, Chief Oladiran Adesua, and made available to newsmen in Akure, the state capital.
Fasoranti advised Tinubu ” to focus on
two key areas immediately upon his assumption of office as President. These key areas, Security and the Economy.
” The security situation in the country has worsened over the last few years with Nigerians unable to travel freely on our roads and even railways, they equally feel unsafe in their homes and farms; Nigeria has never known this level of insecurity before.
“Equally important is the issue of our economy which I believe requires urgent attention. We must immediately stem the worsening rate of unemployment in the land to curb the rising youth restiveness in different parts of the country.
Speaking on the February 25 elections, Fasoranti said “l join these impartial observers to give a pass mark to the elections in every regard.
“I want to observe with great concern the unwholesome utterances of certain individuals who believe that their candidate(s) ought to have been declared winner(s) of the presidential election.
“Some of these individuals have even gone to the extent of threatening the continued corporate existence of our dear nation if their preferred candidate is not declared winner of the election.
” I want to place it on record that Afenifere is not on the side of these persons, and we unequivocally condemn this conduct.
” I want to repeat our oft-stated position that Afenifere is committed to the unity of Nigeria as a truly federal political entity.
“l will however wish to plead with those candidates who lost in the election to consider their various campaign promises of a better Nigeria and call their supporters to order while they pursue their grievances through legitimate legal channels as provided for in the electoral law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Fasoranti also called for the calm and peaceful conduct of the March 18th governorship and House of Assembly elections across the states.