AS Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, celebrates 14 years of existence as a political party today, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State has said the party is leading Nigeria in the right direction.
Governor Aliyu said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, that the country has fared well under the party in spite of criticisms and hurtful remarks from civil society and opposition parties.
He noted that since PDP came into power against the background of a turbulent period of military rule, which reached its heights in1998, the party has made significant progress in returning the country to the path of sustainable development and steady economic growth.
The statement said members of PDP and indeed Nigerians have cause to celebrate, emphasising that under PDP, the nation has for the first time witnessed 13 years of an uninterrupted journey to the proverbial Promised Land.
It said: “Although we are not there yet, the journey is no longer as far as it used to be.”
Governor Aliyu thanked the founding fathers of the party and all the party supporters across the country for their continued belief in PDP and its leadership, urging them to continue to keep faith with the party.
He called on Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliation, to support the transformation agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration, saying only an all-inclusive government can bring about the desired change for a better Nigeria.