Independence: Ogun PDP Celebrates Nigeria At 60

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…Charges Residents To Keep Hope Alive

The Ogun state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Nigerians, especially Ogun residents on the 60th Independence Ceremony of Nigeria.

The party felicitated with the people in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Bankole Akinloye on Thursday to commemorate the 60th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria.

Akinloye urged Ogun residents to keep hope alive and not surrender to challenges seeking to undermine national cohesion, freedom of citizens and the will of Nigerians.

The statement reads in part;

“It is no doubts a remarkable landmark in the anals of our history of continued existence of our dear country despite all strains and stresses which have characterized the country’s long walk to this material point in time.

“While we take unfettered delight in celebrating with the mass of the people, we are still not unmindful of the agony, the disappointment and the misery which Nigerians have witnessed since the birth of the ruling APC government.

“On occasion as this, once again the PDP urges the ruling government at the centre and at state levels, especially the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ogun state  to come alive by raising responsibly to all its electoral promises made to the people during electioneering period.”

Akinloye stressed that PDP as a pro people party shall continue to remind the ruling  government that democratic government remains a trust that is held on behalf of the people and as such, government must strive, at all times to act responsibly to the ultimate good of the people.

“As a party, we are not unaware of the serial failures of the ruling APC  government in all critical sectors of the economy, talk of general insecurity of innocent lives and valuable properties, poor handling of workers statutory benefits and entitlements,  poor public infrastructures, series of anti people policies,  uninspiring attitudes to matters of responsive governance etc.”

Akinloye, however, expressed optimism that Ogun state would eventually come out of the woods.

“However, we wish to make it abundantly clear to all Ogun residents not to lose hope but remain steadfast, resolute, hopeful and prayerful that Ogun State, despite the current hardship forced on the people by the current insensitive government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, shall bounce back to an era of endless economic prosperity and indeed Nigeria shall be great again.”

Finally, he emphasised on the efforts, struggles and the labour of our heros past, prayed that it shall not be in vain.

“As Nigeria marks 60th today, we are particularly passionate in our  conviction that Ogun state plays and holds significant part in the socioeconomic and political development of our dear country, Nigeria. By God’s grace, the efforts, struggles and the labour of our heros past, shall never be in vain and Ogun State shall never retrogress.”

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