The Peoples Democratic People’s Party (PDP) has called on the All Progressive Congress, APC, the President, Muhammad Buhari, and members of the National Assembly elected on the ruling party’s platform to learn about what is happening in the United States of America, US.
In a statement by its national advertising secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the key opposition party made the call on Friday, arguing that Nigeria can only be repositioned when all Nigerians, including employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the judiciary, the legislature, security forces and faith-based organizations, join hands.
It is instructive to state that this is the only way to reposition our nation on the path of good governance, political stability, national cohesion, and economic prosperity,” the party said.
The PDP noted that if not for the strong institutions put in place by patriotic leaders of the US, the country would have been thrown into terrible turmoil.
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The party called on the Buhari led government to check all acts that weaken Nigeria’s institutions and encourage the manipulation of security, judiciary, legislative and electoral bodies.
“Mr President should take steps to ensure reforms that would strengthen our system, including ending all acts of nepotism in appointments into such sensitive institutions.”
It noted that the US example equally underpins the demand for “public officers, particularly the APC leadership in the National Assembly, to begin to pay greater loyalty to our country and her interest over the parochial interest of their party or the executive arm.”
“The patriotism displayed by American Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell, in rejecting the attempt to undermine their nation’s electoral system is a direct call on APC leaders in the National Assembly against the unpatriotic practice of putting narrow partisan interests above the national interest.”
“Moreover, the APC must stop being a community of people with common selfish interests and desperation for personal enrichment, who are not ready to stand up for the truth in the face of acts of injustice, deprivation and callousness against the Nigerians people and our constitutional order.”