Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have said that Nigeria must be restructured if the country must survive.
This assertion was made by the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal, who doubles as the Sokoto State Governor, on behalf of his colleagues during a retreat for newly-elected officers of the party in Abuja.
He said that the country was experiencing serious problems on virtually every front, and that it was time for an imaginative and purposeful leadership to lead the country out of the socio-economic disaster that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had led it into.
According to Tambuwal:
While we await these interventions, permit me to mention an issue of great importance. Nigeria must embrace restructuring to survive. It must restructure its polity, economy, security and ways of doing things.
It must embrace relative autonomy and decentralization of power. This will unleash the energies of our people, especially the young. It is time to allow Nigeria to blossom. It is doable with all hands-on decks.
Secondly, we must embrace innovation and technology as a way of life. Technology will solve the youth unemployment time bomb. Technology will improve our agriculture, health, industralisation, education and indeed, it has implications and impacts on all facets of our lives. It is in this respect that we continue to condemn the twitter ban as a retrogressive action that should never have happened.
Can Nigeria survive another four years of APC? The answer is a resounding no. It is too frightening to contemplate. PDP remains the only credible alternative to APC and we cannot afford to fail Nigerians.
We must keep hope alive. We can do it. Yes, we can, as Obama would say. The revitalized PDP shall be true to the words of our national anthem, to build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.
Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP National Chairman-elect, described the party as the only political platform equipped and prepared to save Nigeria by 2023.
He said, “No other party in this country is better equipped and placed to rescue and rebuild this country than the PDP”.
Nigerians want the PDP to bring the country back together after six years of civil war. Nigerians want to view the party as a cohesive and capable government. That is why the retreat’s theme is so appropriate.