The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has done his best, but it was not enough as the nation needs more from him.
The Lagos State chairman of IPAC, Olusegun Mobolaji, remarked while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s 62nd Independence Day broadcast on Saturday.
“Well, he (Buhari) has done his best. This is the best that the President can do, and on a day like this, we say ‘well done, but obviously, the best is not good enough is the reality,” he said.
He, however, said both Nigerian leaders and citizens have roles to play to realise a better and brighter future for the country.
“We pray for a greater and better Nigeria, but this cannot come if everybody does not play his or her role- the leaders and the electorate, the great and the small, the young and old, corporate organisations and all workers.
“Everybody has to play his or her roles to make Nigeria a better place to live and stay,” Mr Mobolaji said.
Congratulating Nigerians on the anniversary, the IPAC boss urged citizens to use the opportunity of the next transition in the 2023 general elections to choose leaders that would fulfil their dreams and aspirations.
“We should put our heads and eyes down to elect the right person-the right man or woman for the job.
“Leaders that can deliver the kind of country we all desire. Nigeria is a great nation and ought to be a great nation,” he added.
On campaigns ahead of the forthcoming elections, Mr Mobolaji said all politicians should ensure decorum and respect one another.
“I use this opportunity to call on all candidates and their supporters, as they go about campaigns for the 2023 general elections, they should do it with all modesty and be moderate.
“Please, do not try to intimidate or harass anyone. The cloud is big enough for all birds to fly without touching one another,” he said.
He said Nigerians should continue to learn from gains and pains since independence.
Mr Mobolaji added, “The whole thing is in our hands- the leaders, politicians and the electorate.”
Mr Buhari had assured citizens that their resilience and patience would not end in vain as his administration continued to reposition and strengthen the security agencies to tackle the nation’s security challenges.
The president also highlighted some of the achievements of his regime while addressing Nigerians in a broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary.