- Kabiru Turaki has said that Nigerians still look up to the opposition PDP
- He said the rule of law is sacrosanct and he cannot be selective about that
- According to him, there is need for justice, equity and fairness to guarantee the peace needed for development.
A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kabiru Turaki, has called for the need to respect the rule of law in Nigeria by those in authority.
Turaki, while speaking to journalists in Enugu after his meeting with PDP committee in the state said rule of law is sacrosanct and he cannot be selective about that.
He admonished Nigerians to continue to live and work together under God, lamented the rising trend for ethnic self determination and the open discrimination and eventual marginalization of those who did not vote for the APC in the last general elections.
"Every Nigerian has the right under the law to vote for a candidate of his or her choice and indeed, has the right also not to exercise that right," Turaki said.
Turaki said there is need for justice, equity and fairness to guarantee the peace needed for development.
"The issue of additional state is not a political statement. It is about justice and fairness. Do unto others as you would make them do unto you," he added.
Speaking on the issue of restructuring, Turaki said the call has fuelled agitations for resource control, devolution of power, true federalism, state police and the likes that had been addressed by the report of the 2014 National Political Conference of which he was a participant.
He noted that the report of a presidential committee which he once chaired had equally recommended holistic solutions to the country's lingering security challenges. He also accused the All Progressives Congress- led administration of dumping the two reports certainly not for altruistic reason.
The presidential aspirant referred also to the economic recovery brought by past PDP administrations which the APC had reversed through clueless policies, and promised to revitalize the sector with robust policies and competent hands if given the opportunity.
While saying that Nigerians are looking up to the PDP like the biblical Noah's Ark, the country he said, would be better served by a well-educated leader with requisite knowledge and experience, integrity, dynamism and a detribalized disposition.
"I represent the best hand for the job," he added
Also speaking, the state PDP chairman, Augustine Nnamani, said that Turaki was the type of person Nigerians have been yearning for considering his vision and enviable antecedents.
"Now is the payback time for Turaki; for being part of the people who struggled to prevent the party from dying," Nnamani said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dared the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to reconvene the Senate if he was not losing sleep over possibility of his impeachment as claimed.
The spokesperson for the ruling party, Yekini Nabena, responding to a recent statement by Saraki said he would leave the seat of the Senate president for a loyal member.
Nabena said all legal process must be followed to impeach the Senate president.
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