Alhaji Musa Saidu, the leader of the Arewa community in the South, has praised President Bola Tinubu for letting the electorate’s votes count in the most recent Bayelsa state governorship election, which resulted in a resounding victory for incumbent Governor Douye Diri.
Saidu spoke ahead of the inauguration of governor Diri for his second term in office on Wednesday , adding that President Tinubu should also allow the electorates in Edo state to freely elect their choice for governor in the coming guber election in the state.
” I am happy with the peaceful transition in Bayelsa state with the swearing in of the governor on Wednesday for his second term. We have seen this transition as a sign that the resilience of the people can pay when the people are determined . We are impressed that Tinubu allowed Bayelsa to make their choice , this should be allowed in all parts of the country. “
Saidu who led northern communities from across the south to Bayelsa state ahead of the inauguration for Wednesday, precisely Valentine’s day ( Lovers day) further enjoined the governor to continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to people of the state and the northern community doing business there.
“We as Arewa are in Bayelsa already to witness the handover on Wednesday by the grace of God . Arewa community should enjoy the government’s attention in Bayelsa , Nigeria is one. I appeal to our people( northern community) and the people of Bayelsa to support the governor to deliver. He has the political will to deliver more than he did in his first term.”
While also commending former president Goodluck Jonathan for preaching peace across the length and breath of the country and during the last governorship election in his Bayelsa state Alhaji Saidu urged other political leaders in the country to emulate the peaceful nature of the former president.
He commended the electorates in Bayelsa for the peaceful disposition they demonstrated during the election, urging Edo state to do same.
“We will not forget our former president Goodluck Jonathan for his message of peace and unity. Other national leaders should emulate this. We have seen Bayelsa as an example. We thank the people of Bayelsa state for maintaining peace during the election. The coming election in Edo state should go the same peaceful way.
“Politicians should encourage the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to deliver credible elections by playing to the rules. “.
Saidu further appealed to Nigerians to allow president Tinubu to fix the economy, stressing that he inherited a collapsed economy from former president Muhammadu Buhari.
“I know it’s not easy to fix Nigeria in six months. The previous government borrowed without improving the economy and there were no protest. So let us allow president Tinubu some time to work. In Buhari ‘s government we didn’t see any protests against the massive borrowing. Kidnappers are using the state of the bad roads inherited from Buhari for their evil trade of kidnapping. I support Oshiomole that Buhari government created the problems. Tinubu should be given time to work.
“The blame game is not a solution to our economic problem. The Tinubu government should evolve solutions. He has said his team has six months to show performance, any one that fails will be dropped that is good.
“Tinubu was not part of the decision making process of Buhari government . Even the Buhari villa opposed Tinubu’s presidential aspiration. Buhari has failed in our political history as a democratic president .
“Even on security issues he failed. We had only Borno state where Boko Haram was but before he left insecurity spread to other states in the north. Tinubu should fix security so people should go to farm.
“Those opposed to the transfer of some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria , CBN from Abuja to Lagos know they are canvassing personal interest. The poor man of the north has no business with that. All the poor want is security so he can go to the farm.
“Am a farmer so I want to be able to go to the farm. I farm to feed most people around me as my contribution to humanity and as a leader. I farm millet, not for commercial purpose . This fasting I will use from my harvest to feed the people. So government should allow farmers go to farm by addressing insecurity in the north. When people farm it will guarantee food supply in the country.”
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