The Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) has assured that the party will protect the nation from all forms of internal and external security threats, describing insecurity as a major bane impeding the nation’s development.
In his address during the official flag off of the party in Abuja during the weekend, the chairman, GDPN, Amb Odion Okpebhoco noted that during insecurity time, government faces dwindling income and a low foreign direct investment (FDI).
Okpebhoco also said that the party would mobilise the nation’s resources to the rural areas for massive development as part of strategy for rapid development in the country if voted into power.
According to him: “Our ideology is simple, to reduce the movement of people from the rural areas to the urban.”
He said the GDPN came to bridge the gap between the aged, the youths and women.
“Without any godfather, the party had reached out to over five million Nigerians in 25 countries, saying they had been building the structures since January 2017.
“Nigerian youths should stop collecting peanuts from the old generation who should have honourably relinquished power to them and join forces with GDPN and take over,” he added.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Barrister Yelwa Abubakar said that GDPN is a party that would change the fortune of Nigerians positively.
She said, “We are going to take over power in 2019 by peaceful means as we are sure that Nigerian electorates would give us their mandates to lead the country.”