It was gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party and civil rights groups on Saturday advised the All Progressives Congress’ government of President Muhammadu Buhari on how to move the nation forward.
The opposition party and the groups spoke on the nation’s 56th Independence Day anniversary and various challenges facing the country.
The National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said Nigeria had entered a terminal crisis.
He stated, “The first and clear agenda is nationhood which his (Buhari) anniversary broadcast was silent on. Nigeria has entered a terminal crisis and the only way to avoid a looming implosion is to set the country on a new path via restructuring.
“The regime is concentrating on software at the moment but without hardware, the software is useless.”
The PDP, in a statement by its spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye, said the APC government should close ranks with major stakeholders in the country in order to realise the vision of the country’s founding fathers.
Adeyeye stated, “We wish to once again urge the All Progressives Congress’ administration to close ranks with all major stakeholders in the country with a view to bring to bear the vision of those who fought for the independence of our great nation, Nigeria.”
On his part, the Executive Secretary of the Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, Rev. David Ugolor, in an interview, said Buhari should provide an institutional roadmap to tackle corruption in Nigeria.