•.Calls for Sustained Prayers, Positive Attitude Towards Deepening Democratic Gains
“Let’s promote capacity over religious affinity”
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has called on the people of the state and Nigerians to be imbued with the spirit of gratitude to God, as well as congratulating them on witnessing the new year 2023.
Akeredolu, who stated this in his New Year’s message to the people of the state, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, said that despite numerous challenges in the past year, the state has reason to appreciate the permanent grace and mercy. of God who sustained it and the people in it.
The Governor called on the people to intensify their prayers for the peace and prosperity of the country, especially as the 2023 general elections approach.
Akeredolu, who expressed optimism that the country will emerge better and stronger from its challenges, urged compatriots to rededicate themselves to the unity and progress of the nation.
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“2023 is a very crucial year, especially in the life of our country. We must be deliberate in making the right decisions. Our collective goals must show our respect for our diverse interests.
“We must reflect on the desires of our people and protect the interests and sentiments that have kept us as one indivisible county.
Let’s embrace reason and truth. We must be unanimous in avoiding cynicism and mistrust. Our main objective must be competition in the election of leadership.
“Our March towards prosperity and progress must be anchored in the path of trust and confidence. We must be united in our efforts to create a better country for each and every one.
“Let’s promote ability over religious affinity. We must not throw overboard the history and scope established by superficial hatred.
“We are too sophisticated to be pawns in the hands of duplicitous politicians who play religion as a brand of politics. We must be decisive without succumbing to the whims of speculation and rumors.
“Nigeria has been blessed with enormous resources. Despite the challenges inherent in previous years, our hope must be rekindled with renewed faith and trust.” Akeredolu said.
Akeredolu thanked the good people of Ondo State for the understanding and support they enjoyed last year and stressed that his administration’s determination to always put the good of the people first is unwavering.
“We will continue to put the well-being of workers as a top priority. Our administration will not stray from the path of prosperity and growth for the sake of the people of the state.
“As the 2023 general election approaches, let us make a conscious effort to deepen our democratic gains by electing a competent candidate as the next president.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is capable of greatly improving our democracy. It will provide opportunities for the great people of this nation and make the country a shining beacon of hope and stability.” said the governor.