By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
One of the twenty one new political parties recently registered by INEC, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has said that it will on February 1st, commence the inauguration of its state chapters, as well as local government mobilization and nationwide online registration of new members.
Briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja on the activities of the party and state of the nation, the chairman of the party, Breakforth Onwubuya, said the exercise which will last till December 2018, will culminate in a mega national launch and rally that will unveil the party to Nigerians.
“FJP is the coordinating platform of merger of mega nineteen political parties discussing the merger arrangement that will play the third force in the political activities geared towards 2019 and beyond”, according to him.
He said also that at the mega rally, all the merging parties into FJP will be received in Abuja, calling on Nigerians to register at their local governments from February 1st, get their Voters Cards and wait for 2019 general elections.
Onwubuya explained that the party is founded with the ideology of whipping away tears in the faces of Nigerians, adding that the citizens are in tears of unemployment, insecurity, poverty, poor infrastructure, education and healthcare.
According to him, “It is time for the masses to be totally free from hardship, poverty, marginalization, nepotism, corruption, and all systems of bad governance that has held the nation captive over the years”.
Speaking on the state of the nation, the party chairman called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on the security architecture of the country within fourteen days, threatening that failure to do so will force the party to mobilize other political parties, NGOs, and youths on a nationwide protest to both the embassies and National Assembly.
Further, Onwubuya who observed that the country is in war like situation due to overwhelming security challenges where the innocent live in fears, therefore urged President Mohammadu Buhari to immediately overhaul the entire security structure of the country.
He said the government should recruit more security personnel into the various establishments, even as it demanded for more capacity building and training of security officers across the country on information gathering and exchange as strategic approach to security inadequacies.
In a related development, the party’s chairman lamented the hardship being experienced by Nigerians due to fuel scarcity, urging the President to quickly address the increasing fuel shortages.
To this end, he said “FJP notes with dismay that the present fuel scarcity is the highest embarrassing experience since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999. It shows lack of pro-activeness of government and its agencies towards the plight of the masses”.