Cautious optimism as Tinubu offers hope to weary Nigerians
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on May 29, 2023
Today, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, will fulfill his lifelong ambition when he takes the oath of office as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
However, just as it was in 2015 when President Muhamamdu Buhari swept into office riding on the wave of change, Nigerians have expressed caution in trusting Tinubu to fulfill his campaign promises.
According to them, his ability to find political solutions to the causes of insecurity, especially, Boko Haram, banditry and kidnappers’ debacle; economic crisis, inflation, nepotism and favouritism, will earn him trust among Nigerians who have been yearning for good governance since return of democracy in 1999.
Some Nigerians who spoke to The Guardian also urged him to set up a “Truth and Reconciliation” committee, for Nigerians to vent their anger and frustrations for the president to know where to start the process of healing the wounds of people and re-uniting the country.