The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that rescuing Nigeria from its present level of retrogression and under-development, will take more collective efforts and commitment.
Obi made this known in his Independence Day message. He explained that the past 61 years of Nigeria as an independent nation, have been mostly a story of retrogression and failure. He blamed it mainly on political leaders at all levels of government who do not have the interest of the nation at heart.
The Former Governor of Anambra stated that the high level of insecurity, rising poverty, mounting national debt, high level of unemployment and other challenges contending with the development of the nation can be summounted if Nigerians commit to national progess and development.
Obi stated that the 61st Independent Day Celebration offers Nigerians a unique opportunity to reflect on the journey as a nation so far, and called on everyone to join hands to build the nation and elevate it to the lofty height which it has the capacity to attain.