The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the gains of democracy a hieved by the founding fathers of Nigeria had been reversed.
The PDP spokesperson Mr Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja said this in a statement while congratulating Nigerians on the 63rd independence anniversary of the nation.
He said Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary is a wake-up call to all Nigerians and lovers of freedom all over the world to stand in defence of democracy.
The party said it was also a wake up call to stand in defence of rule of law, respect for human right and transparency in the governance of the country.
He said the PDP noted with pain that all the gains made by the country’s founding fathers and the immeasurable achievements recorded during the “Nigeria’s golden years,” had been reversed.
He said that independence of any nation and its sovereignty was embedded in the right, liberty and freedom of citizens.
“This is especially to participate in governance through free, fair and credible electoral process under a transparent and responsible government that is answerable to the people with utmost respect for the rule of law and constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens,” he said.
“Today, our naira, which exchanged for N187 to the dollar under the PDP has fallen to an abysmal N1000 and above to the dollar.
“Fuel which sold at N87 per liter under the PDP now sell for over N600 under the APC.
“Prices of staple food and other essential commodities continue to skyrocket with no end in sight,“ Ologunagba said.