Nigerians have been urged not to sell their votes for another four years of bad governance.
This is the position of a newly registered political party, Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by its international media, Mr. Iyoha John Darlington.
Mr. Darlington, an expert in conflict management and resolution, argued that,‘ ‘Nigerians had thought the historic merger that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be able to fashion out a new socio-economic nirvana for Nigeria but today although the visually impaired cannot see what is on the ground they can, at least, feel the impact of the abysmal failures of the Buhari-led Federal Government.’’
The GPN in the statement said APC has failed to fulfill the bogus promises it made to Nigerians during the 2015 elections.
“If the APC-controlled Federal Government has recorded success in its agrarian revolution as it often claims why not address the hunger problem in the land by setting up safety nets across every civil division in Nigeria where the unemployed and ravenously hungry Nigerians can go and collect food gratis as obtains in well-organized societies or at best reduce the prices of foodstuffs to make it affordable for everyone?
“While this may sound ear-biting for the ruling party which makes spurious claims of food export overseas when there is none to eat at home, I wish to remind Nigerians that the incoming GPN-led Federal Government shall, in all honesty, pursue food surplus via sustained agrarian revolution to ensure food security for our dear country,” he said.
He called on the electorates not to mortgage their future in return for peanuts in spite of the abysmal failures of the APC-controlled Federal Government, urging them to take urgent steps now to save themselves from lifetime subjugation
“It is also your right to live in a decent apartment via housing assistance at government-subsidized rates. Today in Nigeria children who are over 20 years still live with their parents and sometimes children who are well above 30 years. This is non-existent in well-organized societies.
“Now the questions that agitate me is why would our people in their right frame of mind abandon themselves to despair and mortgage their future themselves in return for peanuts in spite of the abysmal failures of APC-controlled Federal Government?
“How would a bag of rice you are induced with for votes sustain you for four calendar years? Why don’t you take the bull by the horns to restore your human dignity? Can you not take urgent steps now to save yourselves from lifetime subjugation and virtual servit*de?,” he asked rhetorically.
The GPN has earlier described Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been described as failures.