ATIKU SPEAKS ON NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Written by on October 1, 2019

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in
February 23, 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has painted a
gloomy picture of the country as Nigeria marks her fifth ninth
independence anniversary.
The former Vice-President, in his message on Nigeria’s 59th
independence anniversary, said the nation’s founding fathers
could not have imagined that 59 years after independence, free
press would be endangered in the largest black nation in the
world.
He also said they could not have imagined that the judiciary
would be under attacks, and that youths and activists, who
should ordinarily be the future of Nigeria, would be facing
threats of arrest and intimidation.
He, however, called on Nigerians to work for the development
of the country and insist that no one in the country, no matter
how highly placed, should be bigger than the laws of the land.


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