• News - South West - Ondo
  • Updated: May 29, 2023

Akeredolu Urges President Tinubu Against Attending To Frivolities

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredoliu, has advised newly sworn-in President Bola Tinubu against paying attention to frivolities as he prepares for the responsibilities ahead.

Tinubu as well as his running mate, Kashim Shettima took the oath of office on Monday, May 29, 2023, in an inaugural ceremony held at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja.

A statement by Akeredolu on Monday said attending to frivolities would distract the president's administration.

The Governor added that the President should also avoid bragging about the victory recorded during the elections, noting that now is not the time for such.

He harped on staying focused on socio-economic programmes to liberate the citizens.

“It is definitely not a season for recriminations. The rhetoric, which conveys the divisive nuance of ‘we against them’ ought to have ceased with the declaration of the winners by the electoral body, INEC.

"This is the moment when all the new leaders must cast aside all tendencies which promote and deepen cleavages of different hues. All hands must be deployed on deck.

“The task ahead is so enormous than to warrant attending to frivolities capable of distracting the new administration.

"There must be conscious attempts to bring on board only those with proven capacity with regard to expertise.

"The President must ensure that all those who are bent on setting Nigerians on one another are neutralised.

“The new administration has its jobs well defined, the very first being the urgent need to assist in birthing a new constitutional order which takes into account, keenly, the principles of federalism.

"The success recorded at fixing the basic defects in the 1999 Constitution, as Amended, will determine, largely, the pattern and the depth of the deliberative governance designed to achieve development,” the statement read.

The governor further stated that persisting issues in the state would be addressed in a realistic manner, urging the new administration to be encouraged to follow this part.

 “The new thinking should anticipate active participation by the constituent units of the federation as coordinate partners in revenue generation and the security of lives and property of the citizenry.

“I have no doubt that Mr President is ready to deliver on this mandate of rectitude.

"His record of service in Lagos State leaves no room for any doubt concerning his capacity to turn things around positively.

“The Federal Government should expect robust engagements from the government and people of Ondo State who expressed confidence in the new leadership through the overwhelming support given the President at the last presidential election,” the statement added.

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