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Mobilize, demand better governance – PRP; Condemns monetization of electoral processes

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has voiced serious concerns about the monetization of Nigeria’s electoral processes.

In a statement issued by the party’s acting national publicity secretary, Comrade Muhammed Ishaq, to mark Democracy Day, the PRP highlighted various issues plaguing the country’s democratic system.

Comrade Ishaq began by acknowledging the significance of 25 years of uninterrupted civilian rule in Nigeria. However, he expressed disappointment at the current state of the nation’s democracy, stating:

“While we congratulate Nigerians on this achievement, we must also acknowledge that our democracy has not been as robust as we had hoped.”

The statement criticized the lack of significant advancements in social democracy, regression in civic rights, and the decline in the material wellbeing of Nigerians. The PRP identified these issues as indicators that the country’s democracy remains a work in progress.

Particularly concerning was the conduct of the last general elections. The PRP highlighted:

“The monetization of the electoral process, lack of transparency, and disenfranchisement of voters have eroded the very foundation of our democracy.”

In the light of these challenges, the PRP called on various civil society organizations, professional associations, and community groups to mobilize and demand better governance. The party emphasised the need for collective action to reclaim democracy and ensure it serves all Nigerians.

“It is time for us to organize and mobilize the populace to demand better from our leaders and institutions. We must work together to reclaim our democracy and ensure that it serves the interests of all Nigerians.”

The PRP reiterated its commitment to a participatory, inclusive, and accountable democracy. The party urged Nigerians to promote a culture of transparency, accountability, and good governance.

“The PRP believes that a true democracy is one that is participatory, inclusive, and accountable. We urge all Nigerians to join hands in promoting a culture of transparency, accountability, and good governance. It is only by working together that we can build a brighter future for ourselves and for generations to come.”

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