A media consultant, Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, has urged Nigerians to downplay ethnic and religious sentiments as the nation approaches the 2023 general elections.
Mr. Adubi, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hawlaab Media Training and Research Centre (HMTRC), disclosed that Nigerians must reason beyond mere sentiment as a yardstick to elect leaders at the federal, state, and local government levels in the coming elections.
The Media Chief made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen over the weekend.
According to the statement titled: “2023, A Time To Reason Beyond Ethnic Sentiment To Elect Worthy Leaders”, he stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace politics that is driven by merit rather than throw up base considerations.
Adubi emphasized that ” a matter of fact, we must fight the temptation of ethnic, religious, and other parochial considerations in making decisions to elect leaders who are expected to run the affairs of our nation’s development.”
He said that there is a need for all Nigerians to work together irrespective of their differences and religious beliefs for the good of the nation.
This, as he enjoined Nigerians to be more patriotic to their fathers’ land, adding that Nigeria must not collapse due to tribalism and nepotism.
Adubi, who is also a political analyst, therefore encouraged Nigerians to do away with any form of sentiment while electing their leaders.
In 2023, Nigerians must get it right. We must elect worthy leaders for the good of all and sundry, “he said.