Abuja – The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) called for unity among Nigerians as the country celebrated its 53rd independence anniversary.
The party urged the people to complement government efforts to achieve that.
“As we therefore celebrate our independence anniversary, we urge all compatriots to reflect on the essence of our nationhood and remain steadfast to one united Nigeria by showing love to one another and by supporting government’s efforts in achieving the vision of our founding fathers,” Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the Party, said in a statement from Abuja.
“National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Bamaga Tukur on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and millions of members of the Party joins the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and all Nigerians on the occasion of Nigeria's 53rd independence anniversary.”
Metuh said the party wished to commend past and present leaders and all Nigerians who despite decades of challenges have shown enormous resilience and determination in building a united, strong and prosperous nation over the years.
“In the last fourteen years, our great party has been the fulcrum of re-birth and sustenance of Nigeria's democracy. We are very proud that the deep commitment and the unshakable resolve of President Goodluck Jonathan to transform Nigeria are already yielding fruits,” he added.
Nigeria’s 53rd independence anniversary on Tuesday came on the back of terrorism by the militant Boko Haram and divisions within the ruling party.
– CAJ News