The leader of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has urged the president-elect, Bola Tinubu to prioritize security on his assumption of office.
It was gathered that Fasoranti stated this in a statement released on Wednesday by his Administrative Secretary, Oladiran Adesua, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The Afenifere leader said Tinubu should address urgent matters that will restore peace in the country, stressing that Nigeria has never known this level of insecurity before.
Fasoranti also asked the president-elect to prioritize the economy, and address the high level of unemployment in the country.
He said, “Tinubu should focus on two key areas upon his assumption of office as President. These key areas are 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.”
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Speaking further, Fasoranti hailed the conduct of the just-concluded presidential and national assembly elections and the outcome which produced Tinubu as the winner.
He 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.
” This is without prejudice to the olive branch being waved by the acclaimed winner of the election.
“I also call on the generality of Nigerians to remain calm and law-abiding in any part of Nigeria that they may reside especially before and during the governorship and thirty-six Houses of Assembly elections of 18th March 2023.”
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