A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and security expert, Ambassador Abayomi Mumuni has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and all successful APC contestants at all levels in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
In a press release signed by his media aide, Rasheed Abubakar on his behalf on Tuesday, February 26, Ambassador Mumuni wished President Buhari a successful second tenure as president, while urging him to work harder to help take Nigeria to the next level, as promised in his campaign manifesto.
“President Buhari’s victory at the polls definitely calls for celebrations. He, Vice-President Osinbajo and elected APC legislators are well deserving of our felicitations and best wishes. I urge the President and his team to intensify their efforts with regards to the APC Next Level agenda, as outlined during the campaigns,” he said.
Ambassador Mumuni, who contested the Lagos gubernatorial election under the defunct CPC in 2011, also frowned at all attempts and calls to instigate civil disobedience and electoral violence in protest at the announced election results.
Within the ambits of the law
He implored the PDP presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to stay within the ambits of the law at all times, and to resist all attempts to nudge him into stoking the embers of electoral crisis in the course of protesting the results of the just concluded elections.
“The call for civil disobedience and the announcement of an alternate government that emanated from Femi Fani Kayode is most unfortunate. It is a direct call for violence and political crisis, and Waziri Atiku must shun that and other similar overtures completely. Instead, he should approach the courts only, and pursue his electoral ambitions only within the ambience of the law,”he said.
Unifying the country
Ambassador Mumuni further urged President Buhari to, as a matter of priority, pursue a renewed drive at unifying the country, while advising him to maintain a “no victor, no vanquished” stance in respect of his victory at the polls.
“This election is not about winners and losers. It is about all of us, as a single, indivisible national entity, moving to the next level of economic, social, infrastructural and collective success. As such, President Buhari needs to make visible overtures to the people of the Southsouth and Southeast, so as to further boost their sense of belonging, and reassure them of their rightful place in Project Nigeria,” he said.
He however called the attention of the President to the on-going clean-up of Ogoniland and the construction of the Second Niger Bridge, urging him to speed up both projects to further deepen the feeling of acceptance and for them to feel welcomed among the people of the Southsouth and Southeast.
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