July 16, 2024

Reclaim broken spirit of June 12 election – Okechukwu tells President Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Osita Okechukwu has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to as a matter of urgent national importance muster the political will to reclaim the broken spirit of June 12, 1993, presidential election.

Okechukwu said that he was making the passionate appeal to all Nigerians, particularly to Mr President “who is not only a crusader of June 12, but holds the singular honour-apparatus of state power to reclaim the broken spirit of June 12 1993 presidential election.”

The former Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, gave the advice in an interview with journalists on Wednesday.

He eulogised Chief Abiola, recalling with nostalgia how he mobilised the uncommon one Nigerian spirit, one united family devoid of identity politics of polarisation along ethno-religious line.

Asked of his advice to President Tinubu on how best to reclaim the June 12 spirit, Okechukwu said that, “we must first appreciate the truth that many Nigerians are left behind without dividends of democracy, wallowing in abject poverty, hunger and deprivation.

“The grim reality is that what we have is untapped and few resources to share to our burgeoning population.”

He urged Mr President to “recapitalise our electricity chain to boost industrial production, unbundle the energy of small and medium scale enterprises, mechanise our agriculture and modernise mortgage housing scheme.”

Okechukwu harped that Nigerians were lucky that Mr President’s Renewed Hope Agenda captured the critical items of economic growth.

Reminded that there was no money to execute the laudable programs, he advocated $30 billion and $10 billion loan for Electricity and Housing Funds respectively.

“If I were Mr President, now that the international community bought into his neoliberal economic programs, I will harvest the golden opportunity and borrow from them to renew the hope of Nigerians and reclaim, restore and reconnect the broken spirit of June 12.

“United States of America for instance is heavily indebted but hugely guided by high industrial capacity,” he stated.

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