-By Austen Akhagbeme:
By 10: 40 am, May 29th, 2023, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken over the mantle of Leadership of our dear Nation, Nigeria from former President Mohammadu Buhari.
This opened a new chapter in the annals of our political history and put paid to the debate of whether he will be sworn in or not. As it is today, he’s the “de facto” President of the Federal Republic, albeit with the baggage of controversy, mixed feelings, awe, cynicism and a possible crisis of legitimacy.
It was a long route filled with booby traps, self-inflicted personality and identity crises, dangerous unholy antecedents, obscure perceptions and opaque introspective Inquisition that unravelled the persona of the dramatic personae himself.
Now that the Asiwaju is here, can we honestly allow for the process of finding the truth about the just concluded election to have its way and the constitutionality of claims and counterclaims to have a say without recourse to name-calling, hatred and suppression of the zealous on our way to finding the utmost truth and justice where the future of our nation should be hinged?
This Nation is bigger than every adherent of any political leader and definitely will outlive every living defender of our present political elites. This is the reason we must all seek to discover our mistakes, errors and missteps to correct them and set in place a lasting political legacy that will endure and benefits posterity.
Let the political jobbers stop their shenanigans and allow for a satisfactory Inquisition into how we gave birth to a controversial dispensation such as the one we enthroned today.
Let the wheel of Justice grind with the sincerity of intentionality. Let everyone hides his beneficial expectations for once and think of the larger population who do not have such access to the present political players or such possible benefits.
Let’s maintain the peace, and allow for the continuum called governance while we desperately and anxiously expect the outcome of a final umpire in this matter. Above all, let us put Nigeria first. It is called Patriotism.
- Austen Akhagbeme is a Columnist with Blank NEWS Online