Report by Ebuka Onyekwelu
Uzuegbuna Okagbue, Chief of Protocol and Deputy Chief of Staff to former Anambra State governor Willie Obiano, has reiterated his optimism in the Bola Tinubu’s presidency, coming into effect in a matter of hours.
Okagbue, who was a senatorial aspirant for Anambra Central senatorial district, was a foremost supporter of Bola Tinubu’s presidential aspiration and had predicted from the get go that Tinubu would not only win, but will also go on to provide unrivaled delivery of good governance to the people of Nigeria.
Few hours to Tinubu’s presidency, Uzuegbuna Okagbue has reemphasized his confidence in Tinubu’s presidency project, while congratulating Nigeria’s new president. Speaking, Okagbue said, "I want to congratulate His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his swearing-in as President and Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a few hours from now".
Commenting on how the new government would turn out to be, Okagbue said that Bola Tinubu has both the willingness and anything else it might take to be a good president to all Nigerians.
"Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a quality leader. He has both the willingness and the capacity to transfer his vision into real life experience for Nigerians from all parts of this country,” Okagbue said. “What I am saying”, Okagbue affirmed, “is not rocket science. Any leader who has an uncommon ability to pick the right quality of individuals, who can execute his vision, will always succeed. This is what Asiwaju has done with uncommon consistency and at this point, it is clear that he would in his tradition, gather the best to deliver on his promise of renewed hope".
In nearly a year-long campaign, President Bola Tinubu had anchored his campaign on the promise of “renewed hope” which suggests that he was not in denial or unaware of the level of despondency across the country among citizens. Insecurity is a national crisis, just like economic-downturn, both of which have continued to significantly threaten Nigeria’s present and the future, leaving large population on the boarders of misery and dejection.
Insecurity has driven thousands away from their homes, turning them into dependents as well. Economic misfortunes, some relating to government policies, have turned many from active providers into dependents.
There is hardly any doubt that President Tinubu is coming in at a time the stake has never been higher. Reacting to this, Okagbue said that a leader who is determined will successfully navigate through governance and political challenges, and indeed create a good future for the people.
"A visionary and focused leader like Tinubu is exactly what the country needs now. When you look at history, you would see that he has not picked nor consolidated his political weight and credibility at ease. So, yes! The challenge now is real, but I want Nigerians to know ahead of time that Asiwaju will move this country forward".
As days become weeks and weeks become months, Nigerians are eager, if not desperate, to see just how the new government under the leadership of Bola Tinubu would impact their daily lives and turn the fortunes of Nigeria around for public good.