The All Progressive Congress, APC, Presidential candidate in the next 2023 general election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been declared an excellent example of national cohesion.
Making the declaration was the immediate past governor of Bornu State and the Vice – Presidential candidate of APC, Senator Kashim Shettima, at the 96th annual lecture of Yoruba Tennis Club on Thursday at the Greetings Hall, Yoruba Tennis Club, Lagos.
Shettima, who was the Guest Speaker at the event, spoke on the topic: “Social Club And The Search For National Cohesion” observed that Nigeria currently need to be a modern country for which Tinubu is an excellent choice for national cohesion.
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He maintained that Nigeria must get its politics right in the same patriotic manner that the founding fathers of the Yoruba Tennis Club and their successors got it right even as they have kept it going for 96 years.
He affirmed that the people from the North have a moral obligation to support Tinubu for the post of President in the forthcoming general election.
He posited: “In 2023, we need a Nigerian leader that has the humility and generosity of Yakubu Gowon. We need a leader that has the commitment of Muhammadu Buhari.
“We need a leader that has the work ethic and broad-mindedness of an Olusegun Obasanjo. “We need a leader that has the situational pragmatism and understanding of Nigeria’s security, the Maradonic skill of Ibrahim Babangida.
We need a leader with a vision and sense of responsibility and commitment and somebody who understands the national title of the nation of Abdulsalami Abubakar and in our systemic circumstances, we need a leader with a dose for Bruce leisure, and hospitality”, Shettima said.
He spoke further that nice men do not need anything gentlemen but a leader with intellectual acumen, adding that Nigerians should not allow religion to divide us
“When you look at the whole hierarchy we need a leader who is not bound by regional or religious sentiment. We need a leader that has to submit excellence and commitment to good governance. Asiwaju can’t Iskamise Nigeria, when he couldn’t Islamise his family”, Shettima said
“The Asiwaju/Shettima ticket is desired to build the Nigeria of our choice, which is the Modern Nigeria we are clamouring for.
“This gentleman measures resources available for the high for the employment of democrats in this country”, he said.
He concluded that social clubs, play a vital role in the process of national cohesion. Social groups, exist in every nook and cranny of this country and even abroad where Nigerians in the diaspora have found themselves, bringing together groups with a common purpose, identity and culture.
The general ethos of social clubs is one of consensus building, built upon the aggregation of the various experiences, knowledge and abilities of its members, adding that the unity of purpose and consensus building has been largely deficient amongst our political class.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu joined other All Progressives Congress Chieftains to once again harp on the need for Nigerians to look beyond the same faith ticket and focus on making the Project Nigeria greater.
He spoke alongside the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC, Kashim Shettima who was the guest speaker at the 96th annual lecture of Yoruba Tennis Club in Lagos.