The New Nigeria Peoples Party has lamented that the past seven years of All Progressives Congress led federal government brought poverty and fear to Nigerians.
The party said that the nation “is in a horrible state as if there is no government in place.”
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Agbo Major, the party disclosed that “the 2022 Democracy Day calls for sober reflection, prayers and collective action to terminate social injustice, marginalization, terrorism, insurgency, militancy, kidnapping, hunger, unemployment, poor infrastructure, and resolution of issues that led to the elongated ASUU strike.”
The statement which paid tribute to those NNPP described as “the heroes and heroines of our democracy, particularly those who sacrificed their lives in the struggle to enthrone democracy in Nigeria,” also noted that the occasion calls for more than match passes and speeches by political leaders.
This is as it said that “the country is irrevocably placed on the path of democratic governance after years of military dictatorship, civil war and political upheavals that threatened the nation’s corporate existence.”
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The National Publicity Secretary, therefore, called on Nigerians to join hands in efforts to steer the country away from the current chaos, and to usher in a New Nigeria citizens will be proud of.
The statement equally underscored the need to “restore the nation’s unity, greatness, prosperity and dignity in the comity of nations.”
It said that “the forthcoming general election provides citizens an opportunity to take their corporate destiny into their hands and massive vote for a new, better, greater and prosperous Nigeria which New Nigeria People’s Party symbolizes.
It is time for action. All eligible voters should quickly go and register and obtain their permanent voter cards, ensure they vote and their votes count in the overall result as power belongs to the people.”