Comrade Shehu Sani, a foremost civil rights activist and APC Senator-elect for Kaduna North, has urged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to unfold a six-month emergency action plan to tackle the twin evils of corruption and insurgency bedeviling the country right now.
Sani who stated this in a statement issued in Kaduna on Friday said that it was urgent and important to strategically confront the two challenges head on in order to move the country forward.
The statement also urged the president-elect to focus his attention on addressing issues as against what he called “political appeasement and settlement.”
Sani said: “The Buhari government must focus its attention in revamping the pillaged economy and spreading prosperity to millions of the teeming masses who voted for him on the 28th of March.
“Our president-elect must beware and weary of political and economic leeches and career loyalists permanently stationed in the corridors of power.”
According to the statement, the Senator-elect said that the election of Buhari was the beginning of Nigeria’s march to greatness.
It also urged Nigerians to support the new leadership in order to bring about the desired changes that would propel the nation and its people to greatness.
“The Buhari mandate is a historic opportunity to rebuild this country from the prevailing social paralyses and existing moral ruins.
“It is a historic moment to end the scourge of corruption, combat the parasitism of entrenched interests and reset the clock and wheel for our journey to the future.
“It is time for all Nigerians to give Buhari the support after the mandate, so that he can lead us to the promise land.
“All those elected into office on the “change revolution” must know that the cry for delivery proceeds cry for change.”
The success of the March 28 elections, it also said, had rekindled patriotic zeal in Nigerians and their desire for change through the electoral process.
It further said: “We have proven to the world the resilience of the Nigerian spirit.
“We have disproved cynics, skeptics, pessimists and those who don’t believe in us.
“The election has given our people a sense of relief, security, assurance and strengthened belief in their country.”