Group to launch nationwide grassroots campaign against corruption

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ABUJA – Grassroots Cooperative Nigeria (GCN), a pro-democracy group, says it would soon a nationwide grassroots against corruption, insecurity, poverty and diseases such as HIV and Ebola,

Mr Diepreye Amadein, the Coordinator of the group, made this known on in Abuja during a meeting of the executives of the group.

Amadein said that the group would also mobillise Nigerians for the emergence of credible candidates to contest the 2015 elections.

He said that it had become imperative to mobilise people at the grassroots against factors capable of undermining the ’s democracy.

“We will soon embark on a nationwide tour to sensitise people at the grassroots on HIV and other killer diseases.

“We will also a nationwide crusade against corruption and take the to the grassroots, to enlighten them against corruption and corrupt leaders.

“We will also mobilise the grassroots to support only credible candidates in the 2015 elections. ‘’

Amadein also stressed the need to for all well meaning Nigerians to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, noting that the crime was against all Nigerians irrespective of their political affiliations and religious background.


“We have observed with dismay the turbulent situation the country is passing through now, characterised by hostile and unconstructive opposition, coupled with the challenge of terrorist activities.

“As you are all aware, have caused massive and wanton destruction of lives and property at the grassroots, especially in East part of the country, posing a serious challenge to our emerging democracy.’’

He appealed to Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliation, religious and ethnic background and differences, to collaborate and reunite the .

“We appeal to those who are bombing and killing Nigerians to desist from such acts because the act is a threat to unity.

“We commend for some of the measures adopted in combating crime, and we urge all stakeholders to support him to end insurgency in the country.’’

In his remarks, Alhaji Agidi Ayinde, the Political Adviser to the group, said the goal of GCN was to sensitise Nigerians at the grassroots and even those in the on issues affecting in Nigeria.

According to him, these factors are capable of hindering people at the grassroots from having access to the dividends of democracy.

Ayinde  noted that efforts were being made to put the on a path of accelerated with a view to building a sustainable future for Nigerians.

“We are poised to assist the government to rebuild the confidence of our people and bring lasting hope to all Nigerians,’’ he said. (NAN)