By Chijindu Emeruwa
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Ozonkpu Victor Oye, has attributed the myriads of problems currently facing Nigeria as consequence of several years of misgovernance, corruption, ethnic jingoism and religious bigotry by those entrusted with people’s mandate.
The APGA National Chairman lamented the increasing sufferings of the citizenry under the present dispensation, tasking the political class to remain resolute in the pursuit of good governance anchored on social justice, equity, peace and security.
Oye who made the party’s position known in a New year message made available to Akelicious on Saturday, commended the citizenry especially the numerous supporters across the country for their steadfastness, courage and resilience in the face of mounting challenges confronting the nation.
He further urged Nigerians to be constantly conscious of the ravaging impact of COVID-19 and work hard not to contract it by observing all the revenant protocols outlined by NCDC.
According to him, “With the way things are going in our dear nation, it is easy to fall to the temptation of losing hope in Nigeria. The sufferings and pains among the citizenry, especially those in the lower rudder of society, are unquantifiable.
“We can feel their pains palpably. What hope does 2021 hold for us? Some of us may be tempted to ask. But, we wish to assure us all that our God is able and will see us through our current travails”.
Continuing, the APGA Chairman added, “Losing hope and feeling grossly despondent do not offer any immediate respite. What we need to do at this time is to remain hopeful, prayerful and look up to God for solace. To get over them in the new year should be constantly in our prayers as we work collectively and individually to reposition Nigeria.
“We urge the people of Anambra State in particular to stand firmly with APGA as Governor Willie Obiano works relentlessly to rewrite the chequered history of the state”.