True heroes of last general elections are Nigerian youths—Soludo
Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state has described Nigerians, especially the youths as the true heroes of the last general elections as their voices will continue to be critical in the socio and socio, economic and political development of Nigeria.
Soludo in a statement on Tuesday said while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be commended, it is important to note Nigerians must seriously continue to reform and strengthen the country’s electoral processes and citizens’ political participation as Nigeria march towards a more perfect system.
While congratulating the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, Soludo, said Nigeria needs healing and restructuring, and the fundamental challenges of insecurity and the economy remain humongous.
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“We pledge to collaborate and partner with you and the Federal Government for the development of Anambra state and Nigeria. This is the only country that we call ours and we must make it work.
“One critical issue that we must draw your urgent attention to is the issue of systemic insecurity in the South East. While our efforts with the security agencies are yielding significant results, we believe that sustainable peace and security will be enhanced through wider non-kinetic engagements with all critical stakeholders.
“‘In this regard, may I repeat my previous calls and hereby request our President-Elect to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu immediately after swearing-in (that is, if he is not released before then). We need him around the table as an important stakeholder in discussions about healing and sustainable peace in the South East.
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“Our gratitude also goes to all the stakeholders in the Anambra project— the hardworking indigenes and residents of Anambra, the church, traditional rulers, ASATU, youths and women organizations, traders, transporters, businessmen and women, professionals, captains of industry, CSOs, etc for their faith and continued support to my government and APGA in the state.
“While we will take all necessary legal steps to recover the seats we believe that APGA won, especially in Anambra state but were mistakenly called for by other parties, we also know that several of the announced “winners” from other parties are “APGA-nized” and are patriotic citizens of the State. We therefore expect a progressive House of Assembly that will partner with us to continue the transformation agenda,” he added.