The leadership of Labour Party (LP) has called on Nigerians to forget about their difficulties bestowed on them as result of leadership failure in 2017, asking them to start afresh in year 2018.
In a New Year message signed in Abuja on Tuesday by the party’s national chairman, Dr. Mike Omotosho, the party commended Nigerians for their resilience in enduring the past year.
“I want to commend specially those of us who worked so hard to put food on the family table, who generated our own electricity who drilled our own boreholes or went miles to get water home. Who worked 2-3 jobs to see our kids go to school, who ran helter-skelter to access basic healthcare, who have struggled to see our businesses survive a recession having counted many losses.
“Years may come and go but our collective adherence to nation building will continue to blossom and will never be altered by national or global foes.
“The year 2017 came through with a myriad of dysfunctional challenges, ranging from leadership lacuna, the historic inflation that choked the economy and the several intra-national crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmers; boko-haram insurgents; the legendary secessionism that sustained agitations of Biafra in the south eastern region of Nigeria and the recent queues for PMS that has eventually snaked into our roads.”
The Labour Party said the first day of January 2018, opened another blank page of a 365-page book, we must ensure to write a good one.
“However, the entire leadership of Labour Party and the National Working Committee of the party is encouraging Nigerians to embrace the privileges of 2018; we must start afresh in areas where we despaired; we must start strong, and utilize this chance to do everything we couldn’t achieve in the year, 2017. As a country, I mean the giant of Africa, we must set positive goals and resolutions that are feasible, flexible and accessible, so as to accommodate a responsive interaction to suggestions.”
While wishing Nigerians a happy New Year, the party promised to continue to support “the unequivocal advancement of our great country; the peoples’ request is fundamental and an imperative priority to us (Labour Party).”