From Ayodele Samuel Lagos
The Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) has condemned the recent killing of over 200 persons in Plateau State, calling on the security agencies to swing to action to bring the evil perpetrators to book.
The party in a statement signed by its National Chairman Amb. Odion Cedrack Okpebholo described the killings ‘graceless’, grossly wicked and naturally unacceptable.
Okpebholo said that the party stands with the residents and good people of Plateau State in this their moment of grieve, and prays that the souls of the departed rest in peace.
“Nonetheless, we consider this an inimical failure of the present administration to effectively carry out its responsibilities, chief of which is the security of lives and properties.”
The Party said the present government has failed to proffer a solution to the herdsmen/ farmer clashes which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of our country men, women and children across the Nation.
“We call on all well-meaning Nigerians, home and abroad to see this recent Plateau killing as a wakeup call to vote the present APC led administration out, come 2019.
While it is important to acknowledge that Nigerians are a peace loving and enduring people, the present administration has taken undue advantage of this charisma to attach little or no significance to Nigerian lives.
“ This is evident through the quiet and reluctance of the government to take proactive measures in stemming the unwholesome tide.
Nigerians cannot be taken for granted and our goodwill thrown to the wind.”
The party called on all well-meaning Nigerians, to get their PVCs and prepare ahead of the 2019 election, where we can vote in more compassionate, considerate and proactive team of leaders, which is what the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria stands to represent.
“We have put the general concerns of Nigerians to consideration, and have come up with a manifesto that proffers real and people – oriented solutions.”