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Protect your legacy by being honorable, Toyin Abraham urges Tinubu


Protect your legacy by being honorable, Toyin Abraham urges Tinubu

Alade Abayomi Adeleke

Nollywood Actress, Toyin Abraham, has written an open letter to the newly inaugurated President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In the open letter which she shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday morning, the actress urged the President to protect his legacy by being honorable.

She titled it: “The Responsibility of Stewardship: An Open Letter to His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.”

Abraham said, “Let me start this letter by offering my hearty congratulations on your confirmation as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is the highest honour any Nigerian can receive, to be given the mandate of the people and asked to lead Nigeria. The road to the presidency has taken several years and a lot of hard work on your part, and to have your efforts crowned by success is Allah’s way of rewarding all of your good deeds and private dua’s.

“People have asked why I openly supported your candidacy, when others opposed you. Some have even accused me of taking money to support you and questioned my reputation. I have received insults, my family has been bullied, I have received threats to my life and my business, all because of my personal choice, which I have never forced on anyone else.

“I am an Edo woman and a Christian, so I am not motivated by ethnicity or religion. I support you because I see the good you have done as a senator and a governor and the good you will do as president. It is impossible to be supported by everyone, but your win suggests that you are the choice of the majority.

“It makes me sad that people have made these false allegations because I made the choice to support you out of my free will, as have many other Nigerians. I supported you and continue to support you because I have experienced your leadership in Lagos and your achievements as a public servant. I have also admired your ability to adapt to the times and the ways in which you have supported the dreams and ideas of so many younger people. That said, will always side with the people and Nigeria over anyone, and I think speak for all of us, when I say we need peace and stability in the country.

“The office of the president is a big responsibility, one that requires humility, intelligence and courage to successfully govern. These are qualities I know you have. I also know you understand better than anyone the seriousness of the role you occupy as president. After all, you have been preparing for this role since your NADECO days in 1993 and the role you took in defending M.K.O Abiola’s candidacy as president during the June 12 protests.

“I have a lot of respect for you but now that you are president, you belong to all Nigerians. The elections have shown that not everyone is happy with the government. Some of the youths are angry, not because they hate you, but because the system has failed them. Very few of them trust the government to do the right thing when given power. You have an opportunity to change the narrative and regain their trust. You must avoid the mistakes of your predecessors and unite Nigerians under your vision for our country. Listen to our concerns, and address our fears about the future of Nigeria.

“The country needs hope and real progress, and you have an opportunity to restore hope in our leaders and our country. There are many challenges that we face, from inflation to poverty, to insecurity. We will all be watching closely to see how you deal with these problems. Continue your long-held tradition of hiring the most intelligent minds, listen to their advice and give them the freedom to make their contributions to nation-building. Listen to the people, and let your achievements in office convince those who are still distrustful of your motives about your genuine interest in the advancement of all Nigerians.

“The faith we put in you as president must be rewarded with progress. Protect your legacy by being honourable.”