Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham has written to Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu explaining why she supported his candidacy.
The actress, in an open letter shared on her official Twitter handle on Tuesday, advised President Tinubu to avoid the mistakes of his predecessors and unite the country.
Speaking amid the heavy criticism and backlash she received following her support, Toyin charged Tinubu to address the youths’ anger and regain their confidence.
Her letter reads as follows:
“Your Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR,
Let me start this letter by offering my heartfelt congratulations on your confirmation as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It is the highest honor any Nigerian can receive to be given the people’s mandate 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 duas.
People have asked why I openly supported your candidacy when others opposed it. I have received insults and threats to my life and business because of my personal choice, which I have never forced on anyone else. I will continue supporting 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 how you have supported the dreams and ideas of so many younger people. That said, I will always side with the people and Nigeria over anyone, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we need peace and stability in the country.
The president’s office is a big responsibility, requiring humility, intelligence, and courage to govern successfully. These are qualities I know you have. I also know you understand better than anyone the seriousness of your role 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.”