The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated Nigerians on the attainment of 56 years of nationhood.
The opposition party, in a statement by its spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye, on Saturday, said it particularly celebrated the nation’s forefathers and all those who fought and were still fighting to keep the unity of the country.
The caretaker committee of the PDP also said that the cooperation and contributions of all citizens are required at this time to move the nation forward from the present situation.
It, however, urged the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to close ranks and ensure the fulfilment of the ideals, vision and mission of those who fought for the independence the country.
The statement also urged all PDP members to remain confident in the National Caretaker Committee under the leadership of Ahmed Makarfi.
“We are committed as ever loyal Party men and women in delivering on the mandate of the National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to re-discover our Party”, the statement said.
“Equally, we call on our members and supporters to remain undaunted in the face of the on-going distractions within the Party hierarchy and we promise that all issues will be resolved soonest”, it added.
Nigeria celebrated a low-key 56th Independence Anniversary on Saturday, October 1.