NCP mobilizes against sale of public assets
As part of Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary celebration and the party’s 22nd anniversary, National Conscience Party (NCP) mobilized its members against the sale of public assets and for a better Nigeria.
National Chairman of the Party, Dr. Yunusa S. Tanko, who addressed a press conference at Jabita Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday, said: “Though Nigeria is celebrating 56th year, every one thought that there should be celebration in the nooks and crannies of the country, but the reverse is the case.”
He said the masses are groaning in pain and penury, “while the government seems not to feel the pain of the people, adding that the government we give our trust and thinking that it will liberate us and deliver unto us our long anticipated change has successfully betrayed us.”
Tanko said: “NCP, being the oldest political party in the history of Nigeria was founded on the street of struggle during the Military regime in 1994 by Chief Gani Fawehinmi. As the father to all political parties, we are making an urgent and desperate clarion call to all and sundry to join in the mass movement against the impending sale of our public assets by the deceitful Buhari-APC regime.
“This is nothing, but a crude and highly corrupt attempt to handover our collective wealth to few rich individuals and their foreign partners, who got rich from looting our public treasury and now want to mortgage the entire future of the coming generation.”
The NCP chairman declared that “we can not be deceived again by the conflicting and deceitful statements coming from this regime,” adding that their body language is clearly towards selling off our public assets to themselves.
Tanko added: “They are making this reactionary move under the guise of paying highly fictitious debts. Hence we need to brace up and take up to action and say, no to sale of public assets.”