By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Two Civil Society Organisations, Coalition for Peace in Nigeria
(COPIN) and South East Support Group (SESGP), said they are convinced that Tinubu will stimulate manufacturing, necessitating investment opportunities for productivity and growth.
The CSOs stated this on Thursday in Abuja.
Ohaegbulam Chibuike Barnabas
Coordinator, SESGP, said Tinubu’s emergence as president elect was greeted by agitations in some quarters for the establishment of an illegal contraption called “interim government”.
He said the promoters of this provocative idea had tried to instigate violent protests in major parts of the country, to achieve their objectives.
“As expected, our military, security and intelligence community rose to the occasion, by detecting and containing all possible threats to successful inauguration.”
Also speaking, Akwuobi Emeka, National Coordinator, said the South East Support Group, and the Coalition for Peace In Nigeria, has declared total and unequivocal support for the President-elect, Senator Tinubu.
“Our position is informed by his trajectory as a former Senator, NADECO leader, Governor of Lagos State, and statesman.
“We have no doubt that the much-anticipated Bola Tinubu Presidency will usher in ‘renewed hope’, build a Nigeria, especially for youths, where sufficient jobs with decent wages, will be created.”
On his part, Leny Nduka, State Cordinator, COPIN, called on all aggrieved parties to toe the path of peace, bearing in mind the fact that Nigeria, as a constitutional democracy, is greater than individual ambitions.
“To achieve whatever goals, therefore, we must, first, ensure a safe and conducive environment, where rule of law and due process, not Hobbesian state, guarantees collective existence.
“Finally, we make bold to say that the May 29 inauguration of our amiable President-elect is, to all intent and purpose, sacrosanct, as it is a done-deal.
“The South East Support Group, in collaboration with the Coalition for Peace in Nigeria, (COPIN) will deploy all legitimate tools at our disposal, including public awareness and sensitization, to ensure a successful transition of power on May 29.
“Our resolve is buoyed by the realisation – contrary to erroneous reports in some quarters – that the South East geo-political entity may not be fully supportive of a Tinubu Presidency.
If anything, Ndigbo are, from Independent investigations, more solidly behind the successful inauguration of the President-elect, than any other geo-political entity.
“We want to conclude by calling on all well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of peace, to sheathe their swords, and rally round the President-elect, in order to ensure a hitch-free inauguration on May 29.”