Tinubu urges steadfastness at Christmas
All Progressives Congress National Leader and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, in a Christmas message to Christians, urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in their faith that Nigeria will someday be lifted from its present predicament to a better society.
“Our hope for a better Nigeria, where the people are the core of governance and government functions as it should, must never diminish. We must continue to work, leaders and followers alike to realize the country of our dream,” he said.
Tinubu admitted that Nigeria was going through a challenging phase with millions of ordinary citizens bearing the brunt. He, however, declared that out of these challenges, Nigeria will emerge stronger and better, as if out of the furnace.
“It is the responsibility of each one of us to find a space for action and develop the capacity to help bring about the desired change,” the former governor said. “It is never too late. Just like a few of us have built a political platform with the potential to deliver change and enhance the potentials of our people, others must join in or build similar platforms. It is not enough to stand, arms akimbo, waiting always to criticize and theorize as it is the way of some.
“What is required is being part of an active group that can wrest power and use it for the common good. Right now, the only way I know to securing power legitimately is through participation in the political party system.
“Though, some question our sincerity and our motives, we will not relent on the path we have chosen and the power of our conviction that it is only Nigerians from different backgrounds that can form an alliance for change.”
While wishing Christians a wonderful season, Tinubu called on all Nigerians to extend goodwill to others in the spirit of Christmas.