Abuja – The PDP lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Tuesday in Abuja tasked all elected and appointed public officers in the country to justify the confidence citizens reposed in them.
This is contained in a statement issued shortly after the PDP caucus in the House rose from its closed door meeting in Abuja.
According to the statement signed by the House Minority Leader, Rep. Leo Ogor (PDP-Delta), confidence lack not only because of economic inequality but also deepening segregation and the vicious cycles of conflict across the nation.
He emphasised the need for citizens to overcome increasing polarisation being driven by ethnicity, political affiliations and religious sentiments.
Ogor also urged the APC to adequately demonstrate the zeal towards restoring unity among Nigerians.
“President Muhammadu Buhari should swing into action in earnest by sending the right signals to Nigerians as a way to bolster the confidence reposed in him to lead the nation.
“As the National Assembly resumes, members of the PDP House of Representatives Caucus intend to renew our commitment to the tenets of democracy and broad-based development in Nigeria.
“We must all brace up to the increasingly challenging factors across the landscape as all citizens, including those in government and active civil society organisations have critical roles to play.
“A biased anti-corruption war solely focused on those considered as political adversaries will further open the treasury to looting rather than implement the required safeguards.
“Genuine change will reflect in proper management of the economy, an end to economic recession, addressing worsening unemployment and resolving violent clashes in which many innocent people continue to lose their lives in various communities.
“Buhari has to be poised for action because the challenges facing our citizens are immense.
“Governmental resources are increasingly becoming scarce and Nigerians can’t afford to be patient when their livelihood is being threatened, he has to face the business of governance to bridge the division across our great Nation,’’ Ogor said.