A socio-political group, the Nigerian Wailers, has revealed it is carrying out massive sensitization of Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general election in the country.
The group said the enlightenment has become necessary to help Nigerians avoid a repetition of the mistake they made in the choices of candidates in 2015.
The group, in a statement by its nationalcoordinator, Adelaja Adeoye, accused the current of President Muhammadu Buhari as not meeting the expectations of Nigerians two years after it took over the saddle.
“We have observed with keen interest the lack of direction which is obtainablein the country now, and after giving the Buhari administration the benefit of doubt for two years, our expectations for a better Nigeria have been
“The wanton killings, prebendalism, ethnic division and suppression of ordinary citizens by the government of the day are deadly and threaten the survival of our nascent democracy.“It is surprising that our supposed leaders of thought, NGOs, opinion shapers and civil society organisations have all refused to hold the governmentaccountable even as citizens’ rights are continuously trampled upon,”the statement made available said.
“We have observed the trajectory of the happenings in the country and we have come to the conclusion that it will not mean well for us all.“Instead of the government to saddle itself with transformational services to the citizens, all we have seen are threats, outright intimidation and the violation of our rights from a government elected to serve us,”the statement added.
The group said it was leading the enlightenment instead of joining others to continue to lament the country’s situation.“Our objective is to go all out to every nook and cranny of the country to sensitize voters on how to do the right thing in order to avoid a repeat of 2015.
“We have begun our cell meetings in several states across the country and they are already yielding good fruits.
“We are setting up these meeting pointsto form a formidable offline and online action group that will work with others with a common agenda to restore the country to the path of progress and sustainable development.
“We are calling on all Nigerians of votingage to join us in our crusade as our objectives are selfless with an overall goal of seeking a better Nigeria for all; irrespective of religion, creed or ethnic leaning.
“We must get it right in 2019 with our choice of candidates cut across all levels.
“We must not elect oppressors, insensitive leaders and those who are interested in looting our common wealth,”the statement All Progressives Congressheld a campaign rally for President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to contest in the 2019 presidential election.
According to report, the party’s chapter in Ebonyi rally held the rally in Abakaliki on Monday, September 4.