By Adamu Aminu.
The Nigerians are now edging closer to the precipice of history, as the administration of the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari which in less than 3-months would usher in the new dispensation under the able leadership of the elected president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Jagaba, ex-Senator, former governor and the formidable power-broker, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is known for his age-long obsession to grab the mantle of steering the affairs of Nigeria.
The man who for long rides on the crest waves of his political influence in the Yoruba’s enclave by pocketing and nurturing young and upcoming politicians through his altruism and open-purse interaction.
This is all, part of his age-long groundwork and preparation to arrived at this day he was dreaming for.
And now his ambition has finally turned to fruition.
Evidently, his Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the southwest political pugilist, whose tentacles of power extension are now of a national standard. A man who is known for his signature brand of traditional attire.
He is the identifier by his iconic Yoruba cap tilted sideway, adorned with horizontal 8 numeric letter embroidery and wearing a spherical spectacle, exclusively meant to create a brand to personify his identity.
The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the verbal initiator of a coinage phrase the ” Emi Lokan ” literally means as “This is my turn”, the expression which visualized his burning ambition to succeed the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari.
And now his dream was no more a mirage, it has now unfolded to the mainstream reality.
The Asiwaju, as he was lucky to be handed with this unavoidable gift of destiny, the ball is now in his Court to solidify the mammoth confidence reposed on him under the majority votes of Nigerians.
In fact, he has reached the crescendo of self-actualization in his chosen career in politics.
The new President-elect, as he pledged during the electioneering campaign of saying that he’s the man who has the antidote of challenges decimated the nation’s political and economic well-being.
The Nigerians have high expectations on his government to change things for the betterment of the citizenry.
At this time, hopes and optimism are kept alive through praying and collective efforts to give deserved cooperation for Asiwaju’s government to minimize the challenges holding Nigeria jugular to the development.
Nigerians do solemnly hope and pray at this appointed time, for the President-elect and his vice, Kashim Shettima to roll up their shirt sleeves to insulate hope in the minds of the populaces by practically showing them of being elected as the right men to do the job.
Obviously, Tinubu was aggressively marketed to the electorates, Nigerians placed a high optimism on him to transform the nation into an El Dorado-like nation, being Lagos as his reference point of emphasizing his eligibility and competency to deliver on his promises.
Nigerians should pray, wait and see, make our hope intact in anticipation of a positive outcome.
We also pray for God Almighty to help the President-elect and his subordinates to give them strength and wherewithal to perform creditably.
May the Power of God help the President-elect to overcome his visibly known ailments of incoherent speech, trembling hands and wobbling footsteps.
We pray that may God grant him enough wisdom and placed his two feet on a pedestal of positive change for our dear and beloved nation – Nigeria.
Congratulation once again, Mr. President-elect.