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NADECO-RG writes Biden, defends presidential election

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The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO Renewal Group has said that Nigeria’s democracy is evolving, hence the need for continued support and diplomatic ties with the international community to sustain it and better the citizens’ lives.

The group, which described the 25th February presidential election as the “freest, fairest, and most credible election so far in the country”, expressed confidence in the ability of the winner of the election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to meet the yearning of the populace and move the country forward.

The letter to United States President Joe Biden titled, ‘Nigeria’s Democracy not Hollow; It’s Evolving Promisingly’, was made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, by the NADECO Renewal Group in reaction to an earlier one written to the US President by Nigerian renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, over the election.

In her letter, titled, ‘Nigeria’s Hollow Democracy,’ Adichie had faulted the US for congratulating Tinubu, who she alleged emerged through unlawful process, on the grounds that the election was allegedly full of irregularities and violence and as well compromised by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

But, in the letter signed by its chieftains including National Leader, Prof. Atilade Adeeyo; National Secretary, Dr. Afolabi Taiwo; National Organising Secretary, Mr. Sanni Aliyu; and Public Relations Officer, Prof. Tijani Wakeel, the NADECO Renewal Group urged Biden to trash Adichie’s letter and continue to collaborate with Nigeria for sustenance of democracy and development.

According to the group, “giving attention to Adichie’s letter would hurt the feelings of many democratic and patriotic Nigerians who are eagerly awaiting and preparing for the swearing-in of our President-elect, Tinubu, come 29th May 2023.”

The group said the opposition, rather than congratulating the President-elect, were making moves to truncate the country’s democracy.

It said Tinubu deserved the victory that Nigerians gave him in the poll, adding that, “Dear President (Biden), over 18 million registered and accredited voters across the six geopolitical zones of our dear country thumb printed the ballots to affirm that Tinubu is the choice of the majority in that historic February 25th, 2023 presidential poll.

“We have full assurance that Tinubu’s presidency will bring the eldorado the country has always craved for and that awesome process of national rebirth, rebuilding, and rehabilitation as already begun by the current President Muhammad Buhari-led administration, will continue progressively from May 29, 2023.

“We are grateful that your office has since done the needful by congratulating the Tinubu. Nigerians will ever be grateful for your (US) support and fairness in nurturing the diplomatic relationship between our great country and your greatest America!, a global example of democracy”, the NADECO Renewal Group stated.

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