The Minster of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has congratulated the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on his victory in Saturday’s presidential poll, describing the emergence of the ex-Lagos governor as the poll’s winner, as a call to duty.
Aregbesola, in his congratulatory message, titled: ‘Jagaban: A call to duty,’ obtained on Thursday, advised Tinubu to consolidate on the eight years of infrastructure development and progressive policies of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), administration and deepening of the democratic process.
The minister also charged Tinubu on the advancement of social democracy, promotion of party discipline and guaranteeing of better life for all.
He recalled Tinubu political journey, describing it “as a long and arduous journey, from the Primrose Circle, the senatorial bid and victory, Justice Forum/June 12/NADECO struggle, to Sunday Adigun/BATCO gubernatorial struggle and victory, the governorship experience and MANDATE era in Lagos, the resurgence of progressive tendency in Western Nigeria, consolidation of progressive influence in Nigeria and now the Presidency; you deserve every commendation as we equally give glory to God for His mercy.
“This victory is a call to duty. It is my wish that with this victory comes the consolidation of the eight years of massive infrastructure development and progressive policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, deepening of the democratic process, advancement of social democracy, promotion of party discipline and guaranteeing of better life for all.
“Equally important is the need to ensure that Nigeria meets her historic responsibility to Africans and the black race as the leader of both entities.”