Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the February 23rd 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, stated today Monday 30th September 2019 that all is not well with Nigeria as it is clocking 59.
The former Vice President of Nigeria under Obasanjo regime in his message on Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary said the nation’s founding fathers could never have comprehended that 59 years after the largest black nation on earth was birthed, Nigeria would be facing a situation where the economic situation is so bad.
Atiku said he could not have imagined that the nation’s judiciary would be under attack and that the youths and activists, who should have been the future of Nigeria, would be facing so many difficulties and life-threatening situations.
“I could call for prayers, as others would have also done so today. I also call on Nigerians to show more understanding, as indeed many have said in the past and will undoubtedly say again today. But I am mindful of the fact that the time for eloquence has long since passed and now is the time for all lovers of Nigeria to take concrete steps to aid in the progress of Nigeria by not just praying but showing love and understanding. “All is not well when judges are being persecuted for enforcing the constitutionally to guarantee the fundamental human rights of the country. All is not well when Nigerians keep living in extreme poverty and out-of-school children. And all is certainly not well when the media cannot even freely express itself without the fear that those in power”
Atiku, however, stated that there is still hope for the country. He called for more investment in public education and the education of the girl-child,. He also commended some of the countries elite for the advocacy of the education of the girl-child.. Atiku stated that the Nigerian dream will be revived when Nigerians put the country first. Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians according to Atiku Abubakar who stated that Nigerians should all have a role to play in making the nation great. Nigeria should be a ray of hope, democracy and freedom, to not only the African continent but to all blacks in the diaspora.