Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has pledged to dedicate himself to the ideals of the June 12 struggle for the emancipation of Nigeria if he becomes the president.
Speaking in a statement he issued to commemorate the 2022 Democracy Day celebration, Tinubu said his presidency will work to eradicate poverty and hunger as well as deliver a restructured country that would serve the best interest of its people.
According to Tinubu, prosperity will eventually overcome poverty, compassion overcome hatred and good overcome evil under his leadership.
While thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for moving the Democracy Day anniversary from May 29 to June 12, Tinubu prayed for the peaceful repose of all those who lost their lives in the struggle to validate the June 12, 1993 election result supposedly won by Chief Moshood Abiola, now late.
He prayed that the spirit of the June 12 struggle will become the new spirit of Nigerians in their quest to move the country to greater heights.
Also speaking, Senator Lawan, who lost the race for the APC presidential ticket to Tinubu, urged Nigerians to respect the rights of others in the run-up to the 2023 general elections.
He said June 12 was a struggle by all Nigerians for the enthronement of positive leadership ideals and the desire to restore hope in the Federation.
Lawan also assured that the National Assembly under his watch will work to strengthen the nation’s democracy and values through a very transparent legislative process that would build the confidence of the people in government.
According to him, Nigerians must now focus on building the country with equity, fairness and justice so as to put the country in a firm position to withstand challenges.
He expressed optimism that the next round of elections will solidify Nigeria’s democracy and answer to the Peoples desire for progress.