Ambassador John James Usanga, Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde
Ambassador John James Usanga, Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde

Nigeria’s Envoy to Guinea Bissau hails Tinubu’s emergence as Nigeria’s President-elect

NEWS DIGEST – The Ambassador of Nigeria to Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, John James Usanga, has congratulated the President Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President elect Kashim Shettima, for emerging victorious at the 2023 Presidential elections.

In a statement personally signed by the envoy over the Weekend, the seasoned diplomat assured Nigerians that the election of Tinubu will further boost Nigeria’s standing as the economic power house of Africa and enhance its fortunes in the global diplomatic community.

He stated that the President-Elect has the capacity to make Nigeria one of the World’s greatest Nations by duplicating his achievements in Lagos State nationally and bringing Nigerians together for the much-needed socio-economic development.

He assured the Nigerians that the Tinubu-led government would make Nigeria work for all irrespective of tribe, religion, regions or political affiliations.

“Knowing Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s previous record set in his years of public service, especially as the Governor of Lagos State coupled with his capacity for strategic leadership in building men and developmental space, there is no doubt in my mind that he will come up with strategies that will confront head-on the challenges currently being faced by the country.”

He further stated that “as a promoter of sustainable democracy through his persistent activism, he is sure to continue in the developmental strides of President Muhammadu Buhari and put the country first.”

He commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting the election without postponement and upholding the pride of democracy in Nigeria. He also commended the security agencies and other stakeholders for ensuring a predominantly peaceful conduct of the exercise.

Ambassador Usanga said, by coming out to vote candidates of their choices in the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigerians have once again demonstrated their commitment to deepening democracy in the country.

While appealing to the newly elected President to create a synergy and collaboration with the opposition so as to hasten development and take Nigeria to its promised land, he appealed to the Presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, Labour Party and their supporters to eschew all forms of violence, and support the President-Elect to move the country forward.

Ambassador Usanga stated, “the stakeholders should remember that the whole of Africa, and indeed the world at large, looks up to Nigeria as the hope for the survival of Africa in the scheme of things. Once Nigeria sneezes, the rest of Africa will catch the flu.

Therefore, we should be mindful of the fact that service to the nation is not about personal gain or self-aggrandizement. If the generality of the people makes their choice, then those who lost out must put their hands on the paddle to push the boat further into the sea of greatness rather than constitute an obstacle.”

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