As Nigerians mark the nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary on October 1, 2022, the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) senatorial candidate for Edo Central of Edo State, Mr Okoduwa Akhigbe, has urged Nigerians to work assiduously towards bringing the struggles of our heroes past in attaining independence, to fruition.
Akigbe, who is seeking to represent Edo Central in the Senate, in his message to Nigerians on the occasion of the Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary and made available to journalists in Benin City by his campaign coordinator, Mr Tony Imadujemu, called on Nigerians to work to entrench true democracy that will impact on the lives of the suffering populace.
The Senatorial hopeful also recalled the bold role late Chief Anthony Enahoro played towards Nigeria’s Independence just as he appealed to the people of his senatorial district to vote for the candidates of the NNPP in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“As we celebrate the 62nd anniversary of our fledgling Democracy, the motion for independence as espoused by our founding fathers and in particular our revered patriarch, Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro, becomes ever more green in our hearts and in our constituency as we progress towards entrenching a democracy that is beyond providing self governance by the people.
“At this present time, it has become imperative for a cultural and social self recognition of the occupiers of our geographical area marked as (Edo Central) and the pursuit of a lasting homogeneity in the way we approach our national identity and freedom.
“Therefore the masses must unite to dispossess people of no conscience political power for the benefit of the Nigerian people.
“We deserve better. We have everything to our advantage to be one of the very few greatest countries in the world. The 2023 general elections is a referendum for the Nigeria if we must bring to bear the change we all yearned for,” he stated.