National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, on Monday felicitated with Nigerians on the 58th Independence anniversary with a charge on Nigerians to work against acts capable of truncating the nation’s democracy.
In a statement in Abuja on monday by his media assistant, Yinka Richards, Abdusalam admonished Nigerians to be proud of their country and work in unison irrespective of political, religious and ethnic diversities to ensure the continued corporate existence of the country.
The statement reads: “On behalf of Labour Party in Nigeria, I congratulate Nigerians on the occasion of the 2018 Independence Day celebration on October 1st. Our people have enjoyed democracy since 1999 and appreciate better, the inherent gains of democracy, as respect for human rights and the rule of law. In order to protect this hard earned democracy, we must work harmoniously to improve on our electoral system and resist any form of action that may jeopardize our unity and peace ”.
“We should be proud to be Nigerians because God in His infinite wisdom did not make a mistake in His decision to make us Nigerians,” Abdusalam said, adding, it is a day to celebrate our glorious party and great nation; and to pay tribute to our countrymen and women who sacrificed so that we can celebrate” this day; we should never forget the sacrifices of our heroes past.”
The Labour Party Chairman observed that at 58, the journey has not been easy for the country, as she hasv witnessed economic and political setbacks; bloodletting largely due to misguided religious extremists. He assured all citizens of the country that the Labour Party government would develop solutions to address challenges in all sectors of the economy if elected into office in 2019.
He commended Nigerians especially the oil producing communities and other groups agitating for one thing or the other for giving peace a chance which has culminated in uninterrupted oil production in the region.
The National Chairman also urged Nigerians to pray for the success of the 2019 election and vote wisely in order to fulfill the collective dreams of a greater Nigeria.