The need for Nigerians to take advantage of the forthcoming general elections to liberate the country from the shackles of slavery has become a source of concern to the Labour Party (LP) candidate for Yorro, Zing and Lau federal constituency for Taraba Maxwell Monshari,
The candidate who made the call yesterday, in Jalingo, the state capital, while felicitating with Nigerians on the occasion of the 62nd Independence of the country, believed that Nigerians have all it takes to take back the country from self-centred leaders.
Stressing that the country has recorded both successes and failures, among which are the internal threats and undue pressure from foreign countries who wish to change our beliefs and practices, insecurity and poor economic policies.
He said other challenges include inflation occasioned by the fall in Naira value and industrial action which has kept students of tertiary institutions at home for over seven months among others.
Wondering why the country should be lagging behind in spite of the abundant human and natural resources, he said “this is not good for the country that is blessed with human and natural resources. It is easy to blame poor leadership for the present woes but we as a people, should not undermine our collective roles in fostering good governance.”
He Beckoned at the people, especially the eligible voters, to endeavour to insert the right pegs in the right holes while casting their votes in the next political dispensation.
He said “let me say that we have a great task ahead of us, which is taking back our country from self-centred leaders, which calls for my desire to represent the good people of Zing, Yorro and Jalingo, not for what I want to achieve for myself but what I can give back to this country in rebuilding what has been lost in the past six decades. Nigerians are now faced with an option to either elect competency or mediocre”.
Citing the capacity of the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, he said “I am glad that our Presidential candidate Peter Obi has been providing Sterling leadership qualities that millions of Nigerians have keyed into the vision of getting back our country to the path of progress, equity, justice and enabling environment for Small and medium-sized enterprises to thrive.”
He admonished Tarabans and Nigerians at large to use the nation’s 62nd anniversary to renew their commitments and decide the future of our country as a place where our children will live in peace and tranquillity.”
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