As Nigeria marks Democracy Day, the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to be bold and right all the ills perpetrated by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, especially in terms of appointments of “Ministers, Service Chiefs and other Heads of Parastatals”.
Urging President Tinubu to ensure that all citizens, irrespective of ethnic and religious inclinations, are carried along.
ECWA also appealed to the President to do all within its power by ensuring it brings the remaining 97 Chibok school girls, Leah Sharibu, Alice Loksha Ngaddah, Grace Lukas, Lilian Daniel Gyang and all others still in captivity.
The appeal was made by the Church’s President, Rev. Stephen Baba Panya, in commemoration of the nation’s Democracy Day.
“Today is indeed special since it is the first in the history of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, all elected and newly sworn-in governors and many national and state assembly members across Nigeria.
“Democracy is defined as the government of the people, by the people and for the people; hence anything short of meeting the needs and aspirations of the people who actually installed such democratic leaders would be considered a total failure.
“Having taken over the spaces of governance in Nigeria, this administration must do everything possible to ensure that Nigerians are given nothing less than the best.
“I am sure the President knows very well that the citizens of Nigeria today are not smiling due to overwhelming pangs of death emanating especially from insecurities, massive destruction of a good number of communities, kidnapping, hunger, and general lack, to mention but a few.
“Corruption has become the order of the day in both high and low places”, he maintained.
According to him, “Our economy needs total overhauling as means of livelihood has since disappeared from most quarters.
“Nigerians are eagerly awaiting early fulfilment of numerous promises that all presently in authority made during their political campaigns just a few months ago.
“I, therefore, call on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to do everything possible to carry everyone along”, he admonished.
“Leaders at all levels must put behind them any sentiment and focus on meeting the needs of Nigerians irrespective of political affiliations, ethnic, religious and other differences.
“I equally appeal to Mr. President to be bold and right all the wrongs perpetrated by the immediate past administration in terms of appointments of Ministers, Service Chiefs and other Heads of Parastatals.”
Adding that, “Nigerians of all ethnic and religious inclinations must be carried along.
“This Democracy Day that Nigerians are celebrating is the day of having our own government, but many citizens do not know if truly the government is theirs.
“This is because their immediate future seems to have been taken over by outrageously wicked killers who have cut short their aspirations”, he decried.
“Nigerians are calling on the President to do everything possible to return the smiles of the captives once again. Our celebration can only be complete when those in captivity are set free, and those who are seemingly safe are truly safe.
“The church is praying that this administration will do all within its power to bring back the remaining 97 Chibok school girls, our beloved Leah Sharibu, Alice Loksha Ngaddah, Grace Lukas, Lilian Daniel Gyang and all others still in captivity.
“I hereby call on the entire Christendom to be law-abiding, peaceful and true ambassadors of Jesus Christ in your spheres of influence and be sure to promote peaceful coexistence with all Nigerians.
“As we work for justice, peace and equity in the polity and governance of this country, let us pray for and find deeper solace in the imminent coming of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ”.