The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has challenged the Nigerian youth and women to take a decision to put a stop to “rudderless leadership” which has derailed the dream of building a strong, prosperous and secure nation.
The ADP National Chairman, Engr. Yusuf Yabaji Sani, made the charge on Thursday in Abuja during the official launch of the party’s online membership registration.
Sani said the ADP is the new vehicle which must be put on board to navigate a new future for the present and future generations.
He said that the current political developments in the country indicated that Nigeria is “gradually sliding into hopelessness against the wish of her founding fathers.
He said the ADP was “a child of necessity born out of the urgent need to retrieve the country from the precipice engendered by the 16-year rule of treasury looters of yesterday and today’s rudderless government by the current super-looters.”
He said, “Obviously, this is not the Nigeria that Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello and Obafemi Awolowo founded. The ADP offers all Nigerians a credible alternative platform upon which they can pursue the ideals of a new nation in accordance with the vision of our founding founders. We are prepared to make the sacrifice for a new Nigeria.
“Nigeria is at cross-roads, our economy is in coma. Unemployment is on the increase. Jobs are being lost daily because most companies now operate below installed capacities.
“Nigerians sleep with one eye open because of pervasive insecurity, while corruption is being institutionalized systematically despite empty and dishonest talks about war against corruption.”
Sani said the online membership registration was designed in line with the ADP’s determination to effectively mobilize all Nigerians across the federation for participation in the democratic process.
He said that the online registration would also afford Nigerians living in the 774 local Government Areas of Nigeria and Diaspora unhindered opportunity to register anywhere and at any time.
“Let all Nigerians, both as individuals and as groups globally, be involved and not be isolated politically since it is all about us and how we can take back our beloved country, Nigeria.
“Through this project, we are handing over ADP, the only credible alternative political platform, to Nigerians for the emergence of a new leadership class with uncommon commitment to nation-building,” Sani said.