The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the President, Muhammadu Buhari is making commendable strides even as the nation turns 59 tomorrow, on Independence Day.
In an October 1st message, signed by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC’s National Publicity secretary, the party said, Buhari had made a lot of progress in the fight against corruption and strengthening of democratic institutions. This at a time, the CiC is disobeying multiple court orders and acting in the fashion of a tyrant.
The message reads in full:
The All Progressives Congress (APC) felicitates with Nigerians on the country’s 59th Independence Anniversary.
We remember and salute our founding fathers who fought for the independence of our great country and also members of our Armed Forces, many of whom have paid the supreme sacrifice to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity and keep our country united.
As a nation, we are better together than we are apart. Hence, we must be wary of those who hide under religion, politics, tribe and sundry groupings to turn us against one another. Despite our perceived differences, our strength and progress depends on our ability to harness our rich diversity.
In spite of the inherited and our current challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari administration has made commendable strides on so many fronts, most significantly the fight against graft, diversifying and revamping the economy, curbing insurgency and emerging crimes, promoting positive values in our national life, strengthening our democratic institutions and processes and achieving a respectable international standing.
Finally, we admonish well meaning Nigerians to engage only in acts that would heal our fault lines by promoting ethnic and religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, which would engender Nigeria’s growth and development.
As Africa’s most populous nation, we can do much better, given our natural resources and potential. The President Buhari administration is committed to building on and affirming our Giant of Africa status.
Happy 59th Independence Day to all Nigerians.