The Senator Polycarp Nwite Foundation for Democratic Accountability has emphasized that Nigeria’s unity is the foremost task for President Bola Tinubu.
In a statement released on Sunday by Michael Nwite, the Executive Director of the foundation, it highlighted the significance of the spirit of unity and the common purpose that united Nigerians of diverse backgrounds during the pro-democracy movement of the 1990s, which ultimately led to the realization of the present democratic era.
According to Nwite, Nigeria cannot achieve substantial progress in its democratic journey if it allows systemic failures that breed division, favoritism, and greed to persist without decisive action from the Nigerian leadership.
The foundation also congratulated Tinubu on his election as the 16th President of Nigeria. “The unity, prosperity, and well-being of Nigeria’s people are the utmost priorities of Tinubu’s administration,” stated the release issued in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, to commemorate Democracy Day.
The June 12, 1993, presidential election, won by the late MKO Abiola but annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, was widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s most transparent elections in history.
The statement emphasized that true democracy exists to serve the people’s best interests in an equitable, just, transparent, and unifying manner, fostering trust, patriotism, pride in nationhood, and faith in democratic practice and leadership.
“We are convinced and confident that Tinubu, who was one of the courageous champions for the establishment of democracy in Nigeria, is not only well-versed in democratic principles, norms, and intricacies but also willing and courageous enough to lead Nigeria towards a future that rejects division and fights against favoritism, ethnic and religious prejudices,” added the foundation.
The foundation commended Tinubu’s resolute decision-making from his first day in office, which reflects a president who will lead from the front and make tough choices for the greater good of the people.
Upon his inauguration in Abuja on May 29, Tinubu declared the end of fuel subsidies. Subsequently, fuel marketers increased the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, a move deemed necessary by the Federal Government to align with market realities.