The former Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has advised Nigeria’s President-elect Bola Tinubu to pacify Nigerians aggrieved over the outcome of the presidential election, and need for him to ignore political differences and unite Nigerians after he is sworn in as president.
Penpushing reports that Kenyatta gave the advice in his keynote address at the Presidential Inauguration Lecture on Saturday held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), emphasizing that the contest is now over.
‘The contest is now over and the hard work of building a prosperous and unified Nigeria now begins. Upon assuming the office of President, you would be wise to transcend from the tactical politics of an election and assume your role as Nigeria’s vision bearer”, he said.
Penpushing further reports that Tinubu in his remarks, assured that his administration will develop the country and the entire African continent, adding that he was ready to dedicate his administration to the service of the country and the African continent at large.
The President-elect who was represented by the vice-president elect, Kashim Shettima, pointed out that he stood at the precipice of a new era, where the ideals of democracy will guide the path towards sustainable development.
‘Today, I stand before you, ready to dedicate my entire being to the service of our great nation and the African continent. We stand at the precipice of a new era, where the ideals of democracy will guide our path towards sustainable development’, he noted.
‘Democracy, my fellow countrymen, is not only a political system; it is a way of life. It embodies a distinctive code of thought and conduct, demanding the utmost integrity and self-improvement from leaders”
Penpushing also reports that dignitaries at the inaugural lecture include the National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu; Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, and Secretary to the Government of Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The other personalities were President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina; Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations, Amina Muhammed; Sultan Mohammed Abubakar Sa’ad of Sokoto; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese,Bishop Mathew Kukah, as well as Ministers, National Assembly members and other top government officials.
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