Musa Ubandawaki Sokoto
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) gubernatorial candidate for Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Udu Idris has joined other well-meaning Nigerians and the good people of Kebbi state to celebrate the country’s 62 years independence anniversary.
A statement he made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi said: “As we celebrate our 62nd anniversary of nationhood, we must also use the occasion to pray for all those who gave their lives in the struggle to liberate the nation from the colonial and imperial shackles.
“Our hearts and prayers should always be with our forebears, especially those who made supreme sacrifice so that we will live as free citizens in our fathers land”.
“Indeed, the chequered history of independent Nigeria is an excellent field for the study of the gains and failures of an independent nation. It’s true that independent Nigeria has made giant strides in all aspects of human endeavors but it’s also true that Nigeria has missed opportunities to change its fortune for the better.”
According to the statement, the number of nations that looked up to Nigeria for inspiration, guidance, and leadership does not only surpassed in vision and mission but are also challenged by our leadership in the regional and international arena.
He said most of the hopes and confidence that greeted the independence in 1960 at local and International levels have literally evaporated. From a highly respected nation to one of the most disrespected and dreaded nations.
“But, all is not lost, just yet. It’s difficult but not impossible to transform our nation by getting our acts together as we know our problems and we are capable of turning a new leaf. Luckily, another opportunity beacon us come to the year 2023 general election. All we have to do is to elect credible leaders at all levels.
“Only capable, responsible, visionary, and God-fearing leaders could move this potentially great country to the promised land. Thus, we must not allow mundane differences, self-seeking interests, and primordial loyalties to becloud our sense of judgment.
“We must all strive to get it right at least this time around because we stand to lose it all if we don’t. I am confident in our capacity and determination to turn around the only nation we called ours,” he stated.
While wishing the good people of Kebbi State in particular and other fellow compatriots a happy celebration, I also fervently prayed to almighty Allah to continue to guide, protect and shower His infinite blessings upon Nigeria and its citizens worldwide.