The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Tinubu/Shettima 2023 has called on all candidates who are not satisfied with the February 25 presidential election to shield their swords and embrace the transformational government of Bola Tinubu.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, his counterpart Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and others that participated in the February 25 presidential election, filed their individual petitions against the outcome of Tinubu’s victory.
The Coalition in world press conference delivered by its National Coordinator Dr. Lilian Ene Ogbole, pleaded to a the candidates to accept the result of the election for unity government in national interest.
“It is no news that well-meaning Nigerians all over the world and the international community at large are applauding and giving our dear president ovations for his giant strides thus far, his decisiveness in tackling and containing serious national issues, and the transformational reforms and socio-economic policies and initiatives he has brought to the table in less than 30 days in office.
“These bold steps are gradually resulting in accelerated relief and reassurance of hope in the President’s RENEWED HOPE AGENDA for not just Nigerians but the entire African continent.
“As stakeholders in the Nigerian project, we have deemed it imperative to use this medium to call on all selfless, well- meaning Nigerians and patriots across party lines every where around the globe to shield their swords and embrace this apparently transformational government of national unity and all-inclusiveness.
“We resolved to say unequivocally loud and clear, here and now that the victory in the last presidential election is a victory for all Nigerians regardless of their political affiliation and alignment, religion or tribe, it is indeed a victory for Africa, the entire black race and of course victory for the entire world and humanity at large; it was a no victor no vanquish election.
The Coalition noted that President Bola Tinubu government has thus far proved beyond every reasonable doubt to be transformational in nature with huge potential to reunite, revitalize, renew and reposition Nigeria for breakthrough to an uninterrupted era of progress and prosperity
“Even though we are aware that it is the fundamental right of all aggrieved candidates to seek for a redress in the court of law, in national interest we wish to us this avenue to crave the indulgence of all aggrieved candidates who are seeking for redress in the tribunal to withdraw their litigations against the president and join hands with him in the proposed national unity and all inclusive government.
“We are saying this confidently because we can see from all indications that the Tinubu led administration is ready to work assiduously to install peace, development and progress in Nigeria.
“We are certain that the priority of all candidates of other political parties is to do same selflessly in national Interest since Tinubu is playing out their intentions they could and should go a step further to synergize with him to achieve the same patriotic purpose in national interest.
“For this is the only way to prove to the world that indeed, their struggles are not personal and selfish, but rather in national interest and quest to restore the dignity of man in our domain through initiation and implementation of people friendly policies and programmes.
The coalition also called on all elder-statesmen from across the length and breadth of Nigeria to swiftly without further delays invite all aggrieved parties to a round table meeting and appeal to them not to subvert the will of the people through distractions but to join hands with the government that was willingly elected by Nigerians to change their story through unprecedented development for the betterment of all and Sundry.