Adeyanju, while saying that the daily pre-inauguration hangout was in solidarity with the mandate freely given by Nigerians to Tinubu on Feb. 25, said it was also to let the world know that Tinubu truely won the election.
He said the hangout was aimed at redirecting the ongoing narratives about the presidential election and the emergence of Tinubu as the president-elect.
Adeyanju said that the hangout would continue until May 29, when Tinubu would be sworn in as the country’s 16th democratically elected president.
“We know what we went through to win the February 25 presidential election, so we see it as unfortunate when some persons come up to call for an Interim National Government, with claims that the election was not free and fair.
“We felt this should not be, and that is why we have been hanging out here since March 26 to defend Tinubu’s mandate.
He added that today was however, a different dimension of the hangout as the group had decided to go intellectual by bringing in intellects to dissect Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
“We have less than 28 days to the inauguration and that is why we are trying to chat a new course for the incoming administration of Tinubu.
“That is why we are coming up with this open discourse engagement, calling on all Nigerians, irrespective of their party affiliations to come, let’s engage and proffer ways of how we can build a new and better country.
“Nigeria is the only country that is truely ours, we don’t have another country, as citizens, irrespective of our political differences, we have a country to build and the journey to enthrone a new and better country starts now.
“This, is why we are here, we will document the feelings and views of Nigerians from here and make presentation to the President-elect, hopefully before he is inaugurated on May 29,” Adeyanju said.
He added that as an active participant in the Tinubu-Shettima project, whatever decision was reached at the open discourse, would be documented and forwarded to Tinubu, the President-elect.
Newsatlarge reports that special prayers were offered at the event for the country, Tinubu, Sen. Kashim Shettima, the Vice President-elect and the success of the incoming administration.
There were also cultural display from different regions of the country to entertain participants (https:newsatlarge ng)