The Executive Chairman, Atar Communications Nig. Ltd, (owners of Liberty TV & FM Radio stations), Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has urged registered Nigerian voters to leverage the 2023 general elections to elect credible leaders at the Executive and Legislative posts that would move Nigeria forward.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.
Ramalan, while congratulating Nigerians in commemoration of the nation’s 62 years of independence, noted the current myriads of socio-economic, security and political challenges facing the nation.
He expressed optimism that the problems were surmountable if our elected and appointed political leaders work together in the national interest. “The on-going amendment of the 1999 Constitution by the State Houses of Assemblies and the National Assembly, the 2023 general elections present another opportunity to take stock of the journey so far, with a view to righting the many wrongs of the past through the sovereign power of the ballot”, Ramalan said.
He urged all Nigerians of voting age to participate in the electoral process, believing that, with the improved electioneering arrangement as contained in the new Electoral Act, votes would count and results reflect the wishes of the Nigerian people.
Ramalan however, cautioned desperate politicians, political office seekers with nothing to offer, to learn from history and to desist from exploring and promoting emotional fault lines such as religion or ethnicity in order to incite people to violence.
“We should avoid such mundane issues that tend to be an impediment to our security, peace and unity. At 62, Nigeria cannot be said to be a toddler anymore. We must, therefore, rise above primordial sentiments and live up to our billing as the giant of Africa”, Ramalan stressed.