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Nigeria at 63: PDP laments plight of Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has felicitated with Nigerians on the 63rd independence anniversary of the nation.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja, the party lamented the current economic hardships facing the nation.

Ologunagba said that the anniversary served as a wake-up call to all Nigerians and lovers of freedom all over the world to stand in defence of democracy.

He said it was also a wake up call to stand in defence of rule of law, respect for human right and transparency in the governance of the country.

He said that the PDP noted with pain that all the gains made by the country’s founding fathers and the immeasurable achievements recorded during the “Nigeria’s golden years,” had been reversed.

He said that independence of any nation and its sovereignty was embedded in the right, liberty and freedom of citizens.

“This is especially to participate in governance through free, fair and credible electoral process under a transparent and responsible government that is answerable to the people with utmost respect for the rule of law and constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens,” he said.

“Today, our naira, which exchanged for N187 to the dollar under the PDP has fallen to an abysmal N1000 and above to the dollar.

“Fuel which sold at N87 per liter under the PDP now sells for over N600 under the APC.

“Prices of staple food and other essential commodities continue to skyrocket with no end in sight,“ Ologunagba said.