By Christiana Ekpa
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has expressed concern that Nigerians have lost confidence in the country, even as it urged Nigerians to pray for the country saying that with collective efforts, Nigeria shall be great again.
A Salah message issued yesterday by the Chairman of Contact and Mobilization Committee of the CUPP, Olusegun Peters, said the state of the nation today is very bad, adding that Nigeria is at a crossroads of its existence with unprecedented insecurity and bloodshed across the country.
While lamenting that the nation has been turned to a killing field by terrorists, insurgents, militants, bandits, gunmen, hoodlums and kidnappers, the CUPP said “The citizens are no longer safe, security agents are killed daily, private and public buildings set ablaze, and a security breach at the supposed impenetrable Aso Rock, where the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari was burgled on Monday 10th May 2021. It is indeed a trying time for our nation.”
While felicitating with the Muslims on the occasion of the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebrations which mark the end of Ramadan, the Coalition said “There is no doubt that the month-long fasting afforded our Moslem brothers and sisters the opportunity to rededicate themselves to God and prayed for the nation in this period of political upheavals, economic recession, social discontent, religious disharmony and insecurity across the country.
“CUPP enjoins Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of love, peace, tolerance, forgiveness and hard work as we renew our faith in the fatherland and build a strong, united, progressive and decent democratic society.”