In light of Nigeria’s impending 62nd anniversary of independence, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has predicted a better future for the country.
Osinbajo stressed that despite the numerous difficulties it faces, the nation would not be destroyed.
The National Christian Centre in Abuja hosted the Independence Anniversary Service on Sunday, September 25, 2022; with the topic “Those Who Wait on the Lord Shall Inherit the Land” as the speaker.
The Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, heads of security agencies, other top government officials; church leaders, politicians, diplomats, community leaders, women leaders, and youth leaders were among those who graced the event.
Referencing the Book of Deuteronomy 33:25, which reads; ‘As your days so shall your strength be,’ Osinbajo said, “The future of Nigeria will be far more glorious, more peaceful than our past. And so it shall be for you to every year you will be happier. Every year will be more glorious, more prosperous, and more peaceful.
“We are confident that God who owns the heavens will fulfill his promises concerning this nation despite the present challenges.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Dino Melaye, the spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, responded to Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s campaign on Saturday; accusing them of trying to capitalize on the PDP’s internal squabble.
He guaranteed that Atiku will not sacrifice those elected by the party for his own ambition; merely to appease authoritarian democrats.
His comments are a covert allusion to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State’s threat to leave the PDP.
According to him, Atiku would feel content that he did morally even if he unintentionally lost the support of some party members for following the rules.
Melaye, former Chairman of Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, made the observations in a statement titled; ‘No short cut to victory.’
He said, “The hawkers of spin in the camp of Ahmed Bola Tinubu are at it again, this time latching unto a debatable forecast to award victory to a delusional candidate who claimed that the presidency of Nigeria is a categorical entitlement.
“The palace jesters are gloating over the orchestrated amplification of the agitation by some members of our party to sing a dirge, forgetting that advocacy is not only normal in a democracy, their very idol went riotous and danced naked in desperation when he sensed that the ticket of his discredited and failed political party was eluding him.”