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25th December, 2017.

YPP FELICITATES WITH NIGERIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2017 CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN SPITE OF THE LINGERING FUEL SHORTAGE IN THE NATION.

The Young Progressive Party (YPP) will like to felicitate with Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebration which marks the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ whose life and teachings epitomizes empathy, humility and love.

While the present state of the country does not give reason for celebration owing to the poor state of the economy occasioned by a rudderless leadership immersed in all kinds of controversies that all but add little or no value to our development as a Nation, we however want to urge all Nigerians not to loose hope but continue to imbibe the good virtues of our Lord Jesus Christ with more emphasis on the principal virtue of WISDOM in order not to be deceived by these same set of charlatans in the PDP & APC who have held the Nation bound for about two decades.

We hope that the current hardship will provoke a paradigm shift that will see only young and highly cerebral leaders without greed with the will-power to uphold the rule of law, implement e-governance, drive a knowledge economy and invest heavily in human capital development elected as leaders at all strata come 2019 through the platform of the Young Progressive Party, which ironically is the only credible alternative if the above must be actualized.

May we also call on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of National emergency come up with an immediate solution to the lingering fuel crisis which seems to have overwhelmed the inept think-tank of the current administration who made Nigerians to believe that the removal of subsidy will bring an end to this perennial problem that has become a yearly ritual. The fact that Nigerians have been patient with this visionless government by accepting the removal of subsidy does not mean they should keep on insulting us with their gross incompetence.

A government that lacks the expertise or initiative to resolve the problem of fuel shortage in a country that is ranked among the top 10 oil producing nations in the world even after the removal of subsidy it hitherto claimed to be a clog in the wheel of a seamless supply with almost 3years in the saddle does not possess the capacity to bring about the rapid socio-economic and political development Nigerians earnestly yearns for.

Conclusively, while wishing Nigerians a merry Christmas and prosperous 2018, the Young Progressive Party (YPP) still wants to re-emphasis the principal virtue of WISDOM even as the 2019 general elections approaches.

Signed:

Comrade Egbeola Wale Martins.
National Publicity Secretary.

ALLEGATION OF CORRUPTION AND GROSS ABUSE OF OFFICE AGAINST THE GMD OF NNPC, ALHAJI MAIKANTI BARU.

ALLEGATION OF CORRUPTION AND GROSS ABUSE OF OFFICE AGAINST THE GMD OF NNPC, ALHAJI MAIKANTI BARU.

ALLEGATION OF CORRUPTION AND GROSS ABUSE OF OFFICE AGAINST THE GMD OF NNPC, ALHAJI MAIKANTI BARU.

ONE CASE TOO MANY

No doubt corruption has been the bane of our socio-economic and political development as a nation since independence with over $600billion estimated to have been looted from the nation’s treasury in the past five decades.

Nigerians overwhelmingly voted not for the All Peoples Congress (APC) but for President Muhammadu Buhari who was perceived as a man of integrity with an undeniable capacity to halt the unabating rise in the acts of corruption which got to a nauseating proportion before the 2015 general elections however, it is now obvious that what we need as a nation are strong institutions and not strong individuals.

The trend of events that have characterized this government since assumption of office over two years ago especially as it borders on the war against corruption shows that not much has changed thereby leaving more to be desired as the zest exhibited during campaigns before the 2015 general elections seemed to have fizzled out as soon as the APC won the Presidential election.

The ongoing allegation of corruption and gross abuse of office against the GMD of NNPC in the person of Dr. Maikanti Baru by the Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu is one case too many and just like every other corruption cases before it such as the corruption allegation against the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal would be swept under the carpet thereby giving credence to the statement of Senator Shehu Sani that the President fights corruption with insecticide when it comes to others but uses deodorant when it comes to members of his executive.

While we have not entirely given up on the ability of the President to provide leadership especially in tackling this menace that has continued to constitute a clog in the wheel of our nation’s progress, the Young Progressive Party do hereby recommend in line with global governance best practices as follows:

1. The immediate suspension and investigation of the allegation of misappropriation and gross abuse of office against Dr. Maikanti Baru in order to ascertain the level of culpability in the fraudulent award of contracts to the tune of $26billion dollars without following due process.

2. The immediate appointment of a substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources who can effectively see to the day to day running of the Ministry and whom Nigerians can hold accountable for any breach of public trust.

3. The immediate implementation of the report submitted by the Presidential panel headed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo set up to investigate the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the NIA, Mr. Ayo Oke.

Conclusively, it is instructive that the above recommendations be strictly implemented in order for the present administration to gain back the confidence of majority of Nigerians who have come to see the ongoing anti-corruption war as selective and targeted at anybody but members of the APC and the Executive.

Long Live YPP!

Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!

Signed:

Comrade Egbeola Olawale Martins
National Publicity Secretary.

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1st October, 2017.

A RAY OF HOPE FOR NIGERIA AT 57

May we use this great opportunity to congratulate Nigeria and Nigerians for yet another independence anniversary marking 57years of freedom from the grip of our colonial masters. Though tough was the road to independence but tougher still has been the road since independence.

While a large portion of our population may not see any sense in celebrating a nation perceived to have failed us, it is however expedient to state unequivocally that Nigeria has not failed us but rather we as citizens have failed this great country by our blatant refusal to challenge a system that has consistently failed to produce quality leadership, drive sustainable socio-economic development and build institutions.

If the labour of our heroes past must truly not be in vain, then it is high time we as citizens especially the youths shunned the things that divides us and collectively channel our strength through political participation to the things we are forced to have in common such as unemployment, poverty and underdevelopment which does not know tribe, religion or creed.

The battle for the soul of our great nation is in progress and we must decide as Nigerians whether we want to seize this rear opportunity of joining the revolution by challenging the status quo through poitical participation or continue to bask in the euphoria of our political nonchalance while a few are left to determine our collective destiny. To limit our involvement in political participation to just barrage of complaints on the social media and the little corners of our rooms will not change anything.

However, there is a ray of hope and we cannot afford to give up just yet because we are at the point of spotting that light at the end of a dark tunnel of our failed political experiment which has thrown all kinds of leaders at us.

While congratulating all Nigerians once more on this auspicious occasion of her 57th independence anniversary, kindly join the Young Progressive Party movement so that we can together challenge and change the current narrative.

Signed:
Comrade Egbeola Olawale Martins
National Publicity Secretary.