Nigerians are frustrated, impoverished and angry, says DPC

Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) an opposition party, says Nigerians are frustrated, impoverished and angry and demand progressive government with a milk of human kindness as the nation marks its 57 independence anniversary.

In a statement by Segun Peters, DPC National Chairman on Saturday, the party says “it is unfortunate that Nigeria is still groping in the dark despite abundant human and natural resources”.

“The nation has been underdeveloped by successive governments at all levels who have looted the public treasury and impoverished the citizenry”.

It lamented that the current agitation and clamor for structuring instead of accelerated development of the nation connotes failure of leadership.



    While noting that the situation in the country is deplorable and calls for a radical approach to governance that will uplift the living standards of the people, DPC expressed regrets that President Muhammadu Buhari has not executed any meaningful people-oriented project since his assumption of office.

    It however, calls for devolution of power to States and Local Governments across the country which it says will facilitate developments at the second and third tiers of Governments.

    “DPC also calls for drastic reduction in the so-called constituency allowance given to Senators and House of Representatives members to execute projects at their constituencies as it has become a drain pipe for them to siphon public funds and enrich themselves at the expense of their impoverished constituencies”.

    DPC further demands for the reduction of the salary paid to Senators and House of Representatives members. The fat salary and allowances paid to members of the National Assembly have made them to be out of touch with the populace and influenced their call for independent candidacy to enable them come back to office. This must stop in the interest of the nation and our emerging democracy” it says in the statement.

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