I PRESS RELEASE I
MAY 29, 2018
DEMOCRACY DAY MESSAGE TO ALL NIGERIANS BY THE YOUNG PROGRESSIVE PARTY (YPP).
The Young Progressive Party heartily felicitate with all Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s democracy day celebration marking 19 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, which is the longest and most tumultuous we have ever experienced as a nation.
While 19 years of democracy may not have delivered to us the desired dividends in terms of rapid socio-economic and political development, the fact that democracy is still in existence in Nigeria is a bright side worth reflecting upon despite our obvious challenges. As a party, we hold the strong view that the worst democratic government is better than the best military government and trading the former for the latter will never be an option worth contemplating.
While we agree that we are not where we want to be as a nation, we may also be forced to acknowledge that we are not where we use to be even though our speed and approach to development leaves much to be desired.
We want to implore all Nigerians to continue to keep faith with the nation, remain law abiding, get involved in governance and learn to hold our leaders accountable as the concise explanation on why we have not been able to experience real development in spite of our rich human capital resource is due to massive deficit in leadership capital.
May we also use this annual occasion to assure Nigerians of our commitment to change this leadership deficit trajectory as we continue as a movement to breed young political leaders without greed armed with a global mental picture of how Nigeria should be, which is a country driven by knowledge.
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Comrade Egbeola Wale Martins
National Publicity Secretary.