Make policies to benefit the masses, Kwara Bishop urges Tinubu
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kwara State, Rt. Rev. Sunday Timothy Adewole, has urged the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to make policies that will benefit the masses that massively voted for him.
Rev Adewole made this call in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, while delivering the Bishop’s Charge at the opening session of the 17th Synod of the Diocese.
The cleric expressed concern over the hardships and sufferings facing Nigerians urging Tinubu to do everything possible to ensure that the citizens enjoy the dividends of democracy as he takes the mantle of leadership come May 29, 2023.
He said, “I admonish you to make policies that will put smiles on the faces of all and give them a guarantee of a better nation. We are gradually seeing it that politics is about social contract between those seeking political offices and the voters. If you take them for granted, you do so at your own peril. However, we will continue to pray for you and your government.”
The man of God has also commended the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for his decision to create a system where free, fair and credible election will be the other of the day as a legacy he will leave behind when he leaves office in May.
Adewole called on those aggrieved about the outcomes of the 2023 general election to seek redress in the law court rather than heating up the polity with inciting statements.
According to him, “As we look forward to what is next after the election, I will strongly appeal to the camps of those political parties that may feel cheated by the results of the elections to seek redress within the ambit of the constitutional provision. Let everyone or group of individuals desist from making comments that may incite violence or jeopardise our democracy in any way. Let us ensure we promote peace by all means, especially through our speech and conduct.”
While noting that though the country may not seem to have attained that level of electoral perfection, Adewole, the chairman of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria affirmed that the foundation had certainly been laid by Buhari.
Adewole rejoiced with Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, and his deputy, Kayode Alabi, on their reelection for a second term in office, urging then to, “serve the people over whom God has made you leader, so that when you are no more in office your name will be etched with gold in the hearts of the people”.