PDP Rep advocates importance of dialogue in nation-building

PDP Rep advocates importance of dialogue in nation-building

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), House of Representatives members have enjoined Nigerian leaders to tow the path of justice, equity, dialogue, and rule of law in the country.

This was disclosed by Rep. Toby Okechukwu, the PDP Deputy Minority Leader of the House.

Okechukwu said this in a statement issued on Saturday, June 12, in Abuja to commemorate Democracy Day. He added that such a path would help to arrest worsening insecurity and arrest separatist agitations across the country.

Further, he stated that opportunities still abound in preserving the nation’s democracy; while reconstructing the union to a more workable piece.

He said that June 12 was designated Democracy Day in honour of a symbol of the nation’s democratic struggles; the late Chief MKO Abiola.

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He added that Abiola, was unjustly denied the opportunity to exercise an overwhelmingly popular mandate; one which was handed him by the Nigerian people on June 12, 1993; but only to be celebrated at death.

“The greatest debt the governments and leaders of Nigeria owe every part of this country; as well as every Nigerian is a sense of justice and equity according to the letters and spirit of our constitution.

“The golden rule of justice is to do unto others as you would have them to unto you,” he said.

In addition, he called on the Federal Government to take conscious steps to do things that would promote national unity.

He also called on leaders to be proactive in creating a clement environment for peace to reign; in order to arrest the present security challenges in the country.

The PDP Rep commended the leaders of the South East and the Federal Government for the June 11, dialogue in Enugu to deescalate tension in the region.

He stated that it was the right step that should be sustained and replicated nationwide while wishing Nigerians a happy Democracy Day.

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