The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has reacted to the 2019 elections Time Table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party in a statement issued by the spokesman for ADP Lagos, Prince Adelaja Adeoye on Wednesday, said that the ADP is ready to rescue Nigeria from a possible total collapse under the current mis-governance of the ruling APC.
He said the reality for Nigerians is that governance is at its lowest ebb and that citizens are crying. Adelaja said ADP is working with all stakeholders across the country in order to present candidates who possess the 3Cs which he described as “Competence, Character and Capacity.”
The party noted that for Nigeria to move forward, men and women of good character, competence and capacity must be put forward to lead. He said Nigeria needs a bridge builder as a President, someone who can restore peace, unity and love amongst the citizens and return the once revered nation to the path of economic boom.
He stressed further that the era of propaganda for votes is gone and that Nigerians will go to the polls based on issues that bother on their needs. According to him, these needs have not been met by Buhari’s clueless administration. ADP however charges Nigerians to stay awake, alleging that the ruling APC is aware that its popularity has waned and will want to use force and rigging to remain in power.
The party said for them, Lagos is winnable and will be won because the state does not need an “Owambe” Governor, one tied to the apron of a god father but a serious minded governor who will take governance beyond environmental sanitation. The party said that most Lagosians have not enjoyed the dividends of democracy since 1999 and that the culture of impunity, imposition and godfatherism has held sway in the state. ADP said a change of guard will make Lagosians see that development is far beyond what they are currently seeing under the current rent seekers who claim to be working.
ADP charges Nigerians to be ready to do the needful at the polls as electioneering activities start, based on the recently released INEC time table; urging them not to make themselves willing tools for violence, election malpractices or used to cause voter apathy.