Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ), a pressure group in support of Bola Tinubu’s presidential aspiration has reacted to the recent victory of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Osun state.
It said rather than feel dejected, the outcome was a good lesson that should spur their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prepare ahead of the presidential election next year.
According to a statement signed by the National Coordinator, AbdulHakeem Alawuje and made available on Sunday to pressmen in Kaduna stated, “there is no reason for us to be wasting our time on the just concluded election in Osun State.”
However, the Tinubu group called for a review of its activities instead of allowing the outcome of the Osun elections to have a negative impact on them.
He noted that “all that is required now is, we only need to adjust against future, noting that “the election has come and gone, so It must not be a thing to worry about as sometimes challenges are good for one to major up for future challenges.”
According to him, “We also call on those who are leaders of the Tinubu Campaign Council not to undermine other groups who can bring victory to the party and the presidential candidate.”
He added that the “undisputable truth that is far beyond the interests of ethnicity and religion, is that Tinubu’s opponents are out to hide behind sentiments.
“Let us calm down so that we can be able to see who are the contestants, what are their past and track records, keeping political sentiments aside?
“The only problem we have in Nigeria is that we refuse to identify individual differences; we are trying to ignore them. But, the natural fundamental principles of life will not allow things to work seamlessly until we identify and know how to meet up with individuals’ needs without tampering with the individuals’ rights.”
DOJ then urged Nigerians to realize that if we vote based on sentiments, the elected winner must at least be in that position for some time before we can have another chance to change him or her; hence, our eyes will become clear immediately after the elections, and we will then continue facing the unpalatable consequences of the sentimental choices we made by voting our biases.
“What we need to work on is good governance, how to make our nation work for all, how to improve our national services, and how to advance our economic system etc.,” the statement declared.