Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, has called on the political class in the country to shun corruption, violence and other related problems that could further heat up the already tense polity and stagnate the present administration’s drive for rapid socio-economic and infrastructural development of the nation.
Ningi, in a Christmas message to Nigerians made available to THISDAY in Bauchi yesterday, preached the need for politicians to eschew party politics, and embrace national-interest politics, in order for the leader in power to successfully move the nation forward
While calling on Nigerian leaders to work for peace, unity and good governance as well as for the development of the nation’s growing democracy, he emphasised the need for all Nigerians, irrespective of their ethno-religious and political backgrounds continue “to engage in such actions and activities that will further unite us rather than divide us as an indivisible entity.”
He urged Nigerians, particularly Christians, to use the occasion of the Christmas celebration to offer special prayers for peace, unity and national stability, pointing out that prayer was the only way for the country to sustain its democracy as well as fast-track the socio-economic and political development of the country.
According to him, “We are calling on Nigerians to intensify prayers for the strengthening of our evolving democracy in line with international best practices, and Nigerian leaders to address issues of justice and equity to achieve meaningful development because the current wave of insecurity and social injustice in the country are great threats to people’s liberty and freedom, which is against the values of real democratic society.”