Set New Agenda For Good Governance, Erubami Counsels Tinubu
Saturday November 11, 2023
The Coalition for Democracy In Nigeria (CODIN) has Congratulated the All Progressive Congress (APC) on the final judgment of the Supreme Court which affirmed the 6th September judgment of the Presidential election Tribunal that nullified the petitions of People’s Democratic Party, Labour Party, petitions from Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and Peter Obi respectively and upheld the INEC declaration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the elected President of the Country.
The Group under the leadership of Comrade Mashood Erubami congratulate President Tinubu and advised on the need to set new standards for working with the 10th Legislative Assembly to fight for a good economy, fight against insurgency, Corruption, human rights infringements and abuse of rule of law in all its ramifications.
Erubami in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan said, reaffirmation of President Tinubu’s election against all the Opposition Pleas in their petitions represent an untainted electoral and educational eligibility with new found personal integrity.
The Group noted that the firmness of the Supreme Court and other court judgements in resolving the disagreements among Politicians that participated in the 25th February 2023 election has brought up a new agenda for renewed hope and represent a strong call on the government for more works on its part to fashion new processes for good governance which will promote equity fairness and justice in the land.
The pro democracy group claimed that People’s expectations from the affirmed Presidency are resident on the trust and confidence on the new government hence it must create an atmosphere of good living, wellness and Unity among the people in actualisation of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended especially in sections 14(2b), wherein it states that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.
“In addition, President Tinubu should commence working assiduously to renew Citizens hope firmly in the context of his oath of allegiance while all motions and bills from the National Assembly should be adhered to in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well being,and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
President Tinubu must as a matter of urgency, commence his mandate delivery with the urgent introduction of how the revenue allocation formulae will be reviewed to reduce the wide gap of monthly allocations between the three arms of government given that the amount accruing to the Federal Government is presently on the high side, a big factor that has created economic strangulation in the states.”
The President should assist his government through bringing the post election victory speech on May 25, 2023 into fruition, extending the hand of friendship to some of those who contested election with him, particularly picking the best cabinet partners from Labour, Civil Society and the major opposition party whom he referred to as his Compatriots so as to form an all inclusive cabinet that can drive his new project models.
The Group further calls on the President to direct his attention on new Ministers to ensure that they focus on the specific areas of the set mantra of Road/Rail infrastructure, Education, Agriculture, Poverty Eradication, Inclusion of Youths/Women, while fighting against Corruption and Insecurity.
According to the group, the President’s victory, reaffirmed by the Supreme Court, 26th October 2023 judgements must be used to serve the people better, reiterating that the only way to satisfy the aspiration of the people is to demonstrate renewed capacity for hope and assured performance that will earn greatness for the Country towards reaffirming strong commitment to end Corruption.