By Noé Ebije, Kaduna
As Nigerians enter the era of declarations for the 2023 presidency, a notable socio-political organization, the Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ), has declared those who oppose the candidacy of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as collective enemies of the masses. .
The DOJ has urged the masses to reject the schemes of the acclaimed “owners of Nigeria” and stop them from repeating the act of 1979 and 1999 when the wishes of the masses were truncated by the national oligarchy.
The pro-Tinubu group voiced its opinion through its national coordinator, Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke Alawuje in a press release on Friday.
The statement read, inter alia: “The critics of Tinubu are not just the opponents of Jagaban, they are the collective enemies of the people, and if the Nigerians fail to stop them now, we may not be able to stop them for a very long time. long time.
“Nigerians must reject the elite who are ganging up on Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ambition to become Nigeria’s next president.
“One of the main reasons they don’t want Tinubu is because they want to continue to hold the nation by the jugular as ‘owners of Nigeria’ against the interest of the masses.
“We all know how these people appropriated the resources of Lagos State before Tinubu emerged on the scene in 1999. Apart from the respite brought by former Governor Lateef Jakande, the people of Lagos have long seen themselves denying the dividends of democracy and the fruits of good governance, despite the fact that Lagos was the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“But since Tinubu took over the leadership of Lagos State, it has grown into a thriving and pioneering state to this day under his leadership and mentorship.
“They had banded together to take most of Lagos’ resources through their military cronies. They just assumed they were done with Lagos, until the re-engineered restructuring by Asiwaju Tinubu changed the course of events, leading to the full liberation of Lagos and the well-being of Lagosians, especially shopkeepers in all the countries.
“It is therefore fitting for those who have experienced past hardship and insecurity to appreciate Tinubu’s courage in spreading the joy and wealth that had been monopolized by a privileged few at the expense of over 20 million Lagosians.
“Their fear now is that the stolen centralized wealth will be redistributed to benefit the poor, if the ‘man of the people’ like Tinubu takes the reins of power at the centre.
“These are the same capitalists who turned the gold in Zamfara, Sokoto Katsina, etc., from peaceful states to bandit bases.
“So they believe that ill-gotten wealth would be inherited by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“The Nigerian bourgeoisie and beneficiaries of previous governments will surely not support Tinubu, for they know how he tamed their evil agenda to liberate Lagos State from their clutches, just as they know his ability to repeat the same feat at national.
“While Tinubu made heroes and giants; while he was president, vice-president, governors, senators and great men, these detractors transform the children of the humble into personal tools, political thugs, assassins.
“Nigeria will not soon forget how sitting governors were either kidnapped in the middle of a security convoy, brazenly rigged into office or deposed by minority legislators.
“They all know that Tinubu has the skills and the ability to turn the situation of the country around with God’s support, that’s why they deployed various arsenals to distract or destroy him politically ahead of the 2023 poll.
“Now that our director has declared his intention to run for president, the DOJ appeals to its members and the entire Nigerian masses to understand why they have to work and sacrifice tirelessly.
“We at the DOJ believe that it’s not all about money because we have what money can’t buy – selflessness, dedication, sacrifice and unmitigated loyalty – the qualities that those who oppose to our mission do not possess”.