Legal luminary, Adeyemi Candide-Johnson (SAN), has tasked President Bola Tinubu to bridge the gap between the people and the executive arm of government.
Candide-Johnson made the call in a statement he personally signed to commemorate the Independence Day titled: Nigeria At 63: A Real Nation’ on Sunday in Lagos.
According to him, President Tinubu’s primary task is to bridge the trust deficit between the people and an imperious executive, the people and their aloof legislature.
Also, between the people and our jaded and ineffective judicial institutions, and the ordinary Nigerian.
He said that Nigerians could no longer survive a corrupt government, adding that despite the sufferings of the past, the country still stood.
Candide-Johnson, therefore, urged the leaders to live up to the hopes of its youth.
“We cannot survive a government of thieves and scoundrels.
“This land is not just our home; it is our heritage. Now we must live up to the hope of our young people, the hope and future of our nation.
“Knocked down, often downtrodden or ignored, denied of opportunity and derided for their effort and yet, they have never given up on the dream of a better Nigeria.
“And now that we have a new president, that hope must be renewed,” he said.
Speaking on the new administration and the country’s 63rd anniversary, the legal luminary described Tinubu as a ‘Child of the Nation’.
He stated that the president is man who had also suffered disappointment and privation but who had never yielded his own faith in the limitless possibility of Nigeria.
“Nigerians should rejoice in the celebration of another anniversary because we have defied dire predictions for 63 years.
“We have built a nation that is greater together than any of its parts, despite war, and strife, difficulties and many disappointments.”
“We are still here and the fact of Nigeria is inevitable,” he added.
Recall that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume had announced at a World Press Conference in Abuja that the theme of this year’s anniversary is “Nigeria at 63, Renewed Hope For Unity & Prosperity”.