Self-rule: We mustn’t undermine our national purpose for narrow gains – Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to undermine the national purpose in pursuit of narrow gains.

He made the call in his personally signed message to commemorate Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.

The message read in part, “Today, we mark our independence as a nation. On this day 62 years ago, we set forth to determine our own way, to shape our own destiny. The path we walk has not always been an easy or smooth one, but we walk it nonetheless because it is the road hewn by our own hands, ingenuity and aspirations.

“May we all seek the best for Nigeria regardless of partisan affiliation and may we never undermine the national purpose in pursuit of narrow gains.

“This anniversary of our independence offers us the opportunity to take stock of how far we have come as a nation and how far we must go to achieve a better nation.

“On this Independence Day, let us commit ourselves to Nigeria’s unity as well as to our collective improvement. In unity, we must see each other as brothers and sisters regardless of our ethnic, religious or regional diversity. In seeking national improvement, we must join hands in growing the economy, creating jobs, feeding the hungry, educating our youth, caring for the sick and protecting our people and their way of life from evil and misguided foes who seek to destroy all that is good.

“Thus, on this occasion of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day, I congratulate all Nigerians everywhere. I wish you all a memorable celebration of both peace and unity.”

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