Nigeria@57: Governorship candidate calls on leaders to ensure just, united country

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Chief Sam Oraegbunam, the governorship candidate of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) in the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra has called on leaders at all levels in the country to work toward one Nigeria.

He also urged them to discharge their responsibilities, premised on justice, equity and constitutionality.

Oraegbunam gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday.

He said the country had come a long way in spite numerous economic, political and social challenges it had passed through, adding that what Nigeria needed now should be unity and development.

The governorship candidate decried the tensions caused by agitation from across the country, saying that true peace and unity could only be achieved through constant dialogue.

He called for more powers and responsibilities for the local governments to enable them discharge their functions effectively to the people at the grass roots.

Oraegbunam urged Nigerians, irrespective of their differences to join the fight against corruption; a phenomenon he noted was one of the factors that have held Nigeria down.

“I salute Nigeria as it marks 57 years of independence, though it has not been easy.

“Nigeria can be greater if every component of it shows more commitment and sincerity with each other.

“I support one Nigeria that has equity and justice as its foundation.

“We need dialogue, negotiation and renegotiation as a process so that we can always have an acceptable equilibrium.”

On the forthcoming election in Anambra, Oraegbunam called on his colleagues in the exercise to dwell on issues that bothered on the welfare of the citizen of the state and not propaganda campaign.

“The big parties are throwing money around, running propaganda in the name of campaign.



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