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According to the Presidency, neither President Bola Tinubu nor the All Progressives Congress, the party he leads, can create Nigeria on their own.

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It stated that all citizens, regardless of political affiliation, must contribute to the creation of a Nigeria that serves the needs of more than 200 million people.

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This was said by Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, in a 60-minute Christmas Day Special Feature on Channels Television’s NewsNight, which will premiere in its entirety on Monday, December 25, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. (local time).

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Ngelale stated, “This is the nation we have to build and it’s not APC that will build it,” in a two-minute preview that The PUNCH was able to view. The PDP and Labour Party are not the ones who will construct it. Nigerians will be the ones to construct it.

Thus, the message is that we need everyone. It is imperative that every Nigerian support President Bola Tinubu in his endeavors.

“As long as he is in power, governance will not be treated as a partisan issue; this is not a partisan issue.”

“Controversial Issues of 2023 under review with a prospectus ahead of 2024” would be the topic of discussion in the interview.

The Presidential Spokesman added that by disseminating a narrative that deters foreign assistance and collaboration, Nigerians run the risk of “undermining” the nation’s advancement.

“The moment we step outside, we are all ambassadors of our country,” he declared. Furthermore, since others are observing us, how we talk to and about ourselves matters, especially on public platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

“Do we honor who we are? Do we honor our nation? We have people observing us.We do not wish to diminish the efforts that the President is making to actively seek and get investment around the world—that is, to not only request it but to actually obtain it.

“We don’t want to undermine that by saying things like, ‘Nigeria is a terrible place to be,’ or ‘things are so bad in Nigeria, Nigeria cannot get better.'” We must exercise caution.

He said that since there have already been elections and legal disputes, the public should put their demands for good administration first.

“I believe we need to have a consensus on when electioneering and the campaign trail conclude and governing takes over.

“After governance starts, after the court has resolved a case, for example, we ought to be able to look in the mirror and say, ‘You know what, we can pick up this fight again in two or three years.'” We share an interest, nevertheless, for the time being,” he said.

The 60-minute Christmas Day Special Feature will premiere on Channels Television’s NewsNight on Monday, December 25, at 9:00 p.m. (local time).

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