Independence: Let’s eschew do-or-die politics, APC tells PDP, others

Yobe state Governor Mai Buni

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to building a solid foundation that will stand the test of time, institute good governance and service delivery, even as the country marks 61-year independence anniversary.

The ruling party, however, called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition political parties to eschew politics of do-or- die ahead of the 2023 general elections.

In an Independent Day statement released Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, signed by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, APC was redefining party politics in Nigeria through institutionalization of a strong internal democracy and a bottom-up approach to give ownership of the party and power to the people.

“The President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is committed to building a solid foundation that will stand the test of time, institute good governance and service delivery.

“It is pertinent for us as a ruling party and other political parties in the opposition not to see politics as a do-or-die affair but a ladder to nation building.

“We should therefore play clean, pure and wholesome politics to promote democratic growth and developmental politics that is beneficial to the people of Nigeria” Buni emphasized.

He appealed to Nigerians to support and corporate with the Buhari-led administration in its commitment to build a prosperous nation.

On this year independence anniversary, Buni said the long history of integration among the various ethnic and socio-cultural groups should be a source of unity in diversity for the country.

“At 61, Nigerians should concentrate on issues that unite the country rather than divisive tendencies.”

Governor Buni said although Nigeria might not have reached where it want to be after 61 years of independence yet, “we have cause to celebrate our existence as a country.

“We may have some challenges but we still remain a United country with lots of hope to prosper and attain greatness as a united country.

“We should remember that every country including the developed nations have their challenges, ours should not be an exception to contest our existence as a country and provoke our growth and development.

“We should face the challenge and contribute to national growth and development for us to collectively achieve our target of a better Nigeria” he said.