Nigeria @ 61: APC National Chairman tasks politicians on nation-building
Aanya Igomu, Abuja
The National Caretaker Chairman of the All-Progressives Congress, APC, and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has advised politicians to see politics as a ladder to nation-building.
Governor Buni said this in a press statement to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence.
He said APC is redefining politics in Nigeria by entrenching internal democracy.
“As a ruling party, APC is redefining party politics in Nigeria through the institutionalization of a strong internal democracy and a bottom-up approach to give ownership of the party and power to the people.
“It is pertinent for us as a ruling party and other political parties in the opposition not to see politics as a do or die affair but a ladder to nation-building.
“We should therefore play clean, pure and wholesome politics to promote democratic growth and developmental politics that is beneficial to the people of Nigeria,” Buni emphasized.
Governor Buni also urged Nigerians to see their long history as a source of unity in diversity and advised them not to consider the present challenges as a reason to break up the country.
“Although Nigeria might not have reached where it wants to be after 61 years of independence yet, we have cause to celebrate our existence as a country.
“We may have some challenges but we still remain a United country with lots of hope to prosper and attain greatness as a united country.
“We should remember that every country including the developed nations has their challenges, ours should not be an exception to contest our existence as a country and provoke our growth and development.
“We should face the challenge and contribute to national growth and development for us to collectively achieve our target of a better Nigeria,” Buni said.