By Sylvester Udemezue
1️⃣. TO PRESIDENT TUNUBU:
🅰️. Congratulations, Your Excellency, President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Congratulations to the Federal Republic of Nigeria! Best wishes, Your Excellency, for a hitch-free, successful, and fruitful tenure as the President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria's Armed Forces.
🅱️. I respectdully urge your Excellency to embrace high-mindedness, broad-mindedness, and all-inclusiveness as your fundamental guiding principles, with a view to creating an environment in which all individuals, citizens and sections feel a sense of belonging, and empowered to express their opinions freely within the larger group. Diversity of thinking is critical to effective collaboration and management. As Michael Watson once advised, _“True winners and strong people don’t put others down, they lift them up"._ A leader who hopes to succeed must rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic or sectional concerns, to the broader concerns of all members of the society he leads. _“Inclusiveness is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. When everyone is included, everyone wins"_ (Jesse Jackson).
2️⃣. TO FELLOW NIGERIANS:
Pope Pius XI, Italian writer and scholar once declared: _"Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority, there must be given that respect and obedience which is its due…”. In the words of Pope Leo XIII, _"The highest duty [of every citizen] is to respect [constituted] authority."_
3️⃣. TO THOSE AGGRIEVED AT THE PROCESSES AND OUTCOME OF THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Please you should join hands to respect and obey the incumbent authority of President Tinubu, pending final resolution of all pending lawsuits. The rule of law must be respected so that the basic structure of our democracy is maintained and further strengthened. May the very best interest of Nigeria, of the rule of law and of justice prevail. Amen!
*4️⃣. TO APC MEMBERS AND FANS:*
Please be not _Bad Winners:_ Tinubu is not a President for only one party, one ethnic group, one section or one religion, but for all, of all, and for all Nigerians. We must learn to manage victory within the confines and context of the principles of magnanimity, high-mindedness and consideration.
Once again, congratulations to President Bola Tinubu! Best wishes!
God bless Nigeria and Nigerians!
Sylvester Udemezue (Udems)