Nigeria At 60: Keep Hope Alive, PDP Tells Nigerians

…Wants Buhari To Rejig Cabinet, Security Hierarchy

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country over what it called “misrule of the last five (years)” in reference to the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party rather charged the people to remain patriotic and resilient in their various endeavors in serving the country.

The PDP made the call in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, on the occasion of the country’s 60th independence anniversary celebration.

Ologbondiyan argued that Nigerians were celebrating on “a despairing mood due to the social, economic and security challenges that have confronted our nation in the last five years.”

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He also claimed that due to the misrule in the last five years, achievements attained since independence in areas such as economy, commerce, industry, education, healthcare, human capital and infrastructural developments, living standards, democratic reforms and national cohesion had been eroded.

The PDP Spokesman therefore called on Buhari “to save the nation from collapse by using the occasion of this 60th independence anniversary to reposition his government, and urgently address the economic and security challenges that have escalated under his watch.”

He said further: “Mr. President should immediately rejig our security apparatchik as well as his cabinet to inject new blood to effectively manage the affairs of our nation.

“Despite the challenges, our party intensely believes in an indivisible, virile, cohesive and prosperous Nigeria, governed by the rule of law and fear of God.

“The PDP therefore urges Nigerians not to lose hope in our nation due to the misrule of the last five years but to remain patriotic and resilient in their various fields of endeavors in serving our national interest despite the odds.

“The PDP salutes all compatriots and wishes Nigerians a happy independence anniversary.”

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