…expresses confidence in president-elect to take Nigeria to greater heights
A group, Northern Christian Youth Professionals, on Friday, strongly condemned the opposition by some individuals and organisations to the handing over of the reins of governance of Nigeria to the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on May 29, 2023 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari’s tenure will come to an end on May 29, 2023.
NCYP described those individuals and organisations making such calls as “enemies of democracy, peaceful coexistence, and a united Nigeria.”
The group in a statement signed by its Chairman, Isaac Abrak, stated that Nigerians on February 25, 2023 spoke through the ballot, stressing that it’s important the will of the people, as expressed in the outcome of the presidential election, is respected by everyone.
It urged all Nigerians to distance themselves from any person or group plotting to subvert the will of the people.
The NCYP, however, enjoined all Nigerians to endeavour to join hands in tackling the various challenges confronting the nation, including insecurity, economic hardship and political unrest.
It therefore urged all Nigerians to “imbibe the spirit of Easter, which is that of selflessness, compassion, and love, and to work towards promoting peace, unity, and progress in our beloved country.”
The group expressed confidence that under the Tinubu-led administration, Nigeria will move towards a better and brighter future, urging “all Nigerians to join hands with him and work towards the progress and development of our great nation.”
Below is the full text of the NCYP’s press statement:
Christians are urged to imbibe the spirit of Easter and distance themselves from anti-May 29th handover elements.
The Northern Christian Youth Professionals extend warm wishes to all Nigerians on the occasion of the Easter celebration. As we celebrate this season of love, renewal, and hope, we call on all citizens to reflect on the virtues of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and emulate them in our daily lives.
We must also use this opportunity to reflect on the state of our nation and the challenges we face.
In light of the Presidential election, we congratulate His Excellency Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory. We believe that under his leadership, Nigeria can make significant progress in improving our economy and security.
We are aware that not all Nigerians voted for President-Elect, HE Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but we urge those who did not vote for him to put aside their differences and support him in his efforts to improve the lives of all Nigerians. He will now be responsible for the well-being of all citizens, and it is important that we all work together towards a better Nigeria.
As a Christian organization, we firmly believe in the power of prayer and the importance of leadership that upholds Christian values. We urge all Nigerians, irrespective of religious beliefs, to support President Elect HE Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his efforts to improve the lives of Nigerians.
However, we note with concern the recent calls by some individuals and groups to shelve the handover of power to President-Elect HE Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We strongly condemn such calls as they are enemies of democracy, peaceful coexistence, and a united Nigeria. Nigerians have spoken through the ballot, and it is important that we respect the will of the people.
We call on all Nigerians to distance themselves from any person or group that calls for the subversion of the will of the people. We must all work together to tackle the various challenges facing our nation, including insecurity, economic hardship, and political unrest.
We urge all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of Easter, which is that of selflessness, compassion, and love, and to work towards promoting peace, unity, and progress in our beloved country.
We are confident that under the leadership of President-Elect HE Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria will move towards a better and brighter future. We call on all Nigerians to join hands with him and work towards the progress and development of our great nation.
Once again, we wish all Nigerians a happy Easter celebration.
Chairman, Northern Christian Youth Professionals.
7th, April 2023