Don’t set Nigeria on fire, allow Tinubu to settle down – Fasoranti urges Atiku, Obi

Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the National Leader of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, at the weekend, appealed to other presidential candidates, Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party’s Peter Obi, among others, in last Saturday’s election, to allow the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to settle down to tackle Nigeria’s myriads of problems.

Fasoranti urged them not to do anything that would set Nigeria on fire.

He stated this in a congratulatory message, which he signed to Tinubu and made available to newsmen in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Fasoranti said, ”l now appeal to all concerned Nigerians and the International Community, who might be aggrieved, one way or the other, not to do anything that will set Nigeria on fire.

“We should all go peaceful, take lawful means, and thread legitimate and legal paths to rectify anything that might have, from their own point of view, gone wrong.

”Let Tinubu and all concerned settle down immediately to tackle the enormous Nigerian project of tackling insecurity, solving our economic downturn, restructuring the country, and rebuilding a nation never so badly divided into ethnic, religious and corrupt lines.”

Atiku and Obi on Thursday declared their resolve to challenge the outcome of the presidential election.

Obi, on Thursday, against the declaration of INEC, said he won the election and would explore all legal and peaceful means to prove that he won at the polls.

Atiku of the PDP advanced to a similar position.

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  1. Very unfortunate and old man who should stand for fairness and justice will be speaking like this.

  2. Settling down with another man's mandate .Is that how low you can reason.

  3. Whose mandate are we talking about here? You do not know that to be a Nigerian President, you must NOT be sectional, Religious bigot and tribalistic. For the first time in history of this country, the last general election entails all these bad factors. The declaration has been challenged in court and we all await the judgment.

  4. Pa Fasoranti has only re-echoed what Peter Obi and Atiku have told the whole world. They have said they will challenge the result of the presidential election in court. Please since when did seeking legal redress amount to setting a country on fire?.. Pa Fasoranti said it himself: even foreigners are aggrieved by this RAPE of Democracy.

  5. It's really very unfortunate that an elder stateman who should be depended on to speak and defend truth is spiting rubish in the name of playing tribal politics. I now understand why a Nigerian friend here in Australia renounced his Nigerian citizenship immediately after Tinubu was announced the winner. Honestly Nigeria is not a country one would be proud to call their country

  6. Tinubu's election is a done deal in shaa Allah. Like it or he will Nigerians president for the next 8 years


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