An assembly of Christian youths hailing from the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory, organized under the banner of the All Christian Youths in Northern Nigeria (ACYNN), has expressed their appreciation for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s leadership style, which they describe as profoundly inclusive.
The ACYNN, which initially held reservations about President Tinubu’s Muslim-Muslim ticket alongside Vice President Kashim Shettima, has now commended the President for proving their doubts wrong through the inclusive nature of his government appointments.
During a solidarity walk in Abuja on Monday, Dominic Alancha, the National President of ACYNN, stated, “At one point, we questioned whether we were recognized as Nigerian citizens with a stake in our beloved country at all. However, President Tinubu’s swift and unprecedented appointments have not only surprised us but also resonated with many well-intentioned Nigerians.”
The Christian youth group particularly applauded the appointment of Christians to key roles in the government. Notable appointments include Secretary to the Government of the Federation George Akume and Chief of Defense Staff General Christopher Musa.
“This signifies a significant step towards inclusivity, granting a voice to marginalized, neglected, and often forgotten Christian minorities in Northern Nigeria, especially those from the Middle-belt,” added Alancha.
The youth organization expressed specific appreciation for the appointment of Gen. Musa, a Christian from Kaduna, as the leader of the Armed Forces, given his understanding of the state’s insecurity issues.
“Mr. President has also appointed General Christopher Gwabin Musa as the 18th Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), an exemplary choice who happens to be a Northern Christian. This appointment is a testament to his leadership style,” Alancha stated.
The ACYNN described Tinubu’s leadership as being devoid of the divisive politics often seen in the Nigerian political arena. They noted his remarkable ingenuity and inclusiveness in governing a nation as diverse as Nigeria.
“He (Tinubu) governs with remarkable ingenuity and inclusiveness, uniting all Nigerians as one united nation. We wholeheartedly appreciate his approach,” Alancha said.
In a surprising turn of events, the ACYNN has now thrown its support behind President Tinubu, commending him for his efforts in fostering inclusivity and national unity.
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