We have observed with keen interest the lack of direction which is
obtainable in the country now, and after giving the Buhari administration
the benefit of doubt for two years, our expectations for a better Nigeria
have been incredibly bruised.
The economy has remained stagnated, the press has been “pressed” by the
tyrannical activities of the government, job losses have hit unprecedented
heights and the government has done little or nothing to improve the lives
of our fellow citizens.
The wanton killings, prebendalism, ethnic division and suppression of
ordinary citizens by the government of the day is deadly and threatens the
survival of our nascent democracy.
It is surprising that our supposed leaders of thought, NGOs, opinion
shapers and Civil Society Organisations have all refused to hold the
government accountable even as citizens’ rights are continuously trampled
We have observed the trajectory of the happenings in the country and we
have come to the conclusion that it will not mean well for us all. Instead
of the government to saddle itself with transformational services to the
citizens, all we have seen are threats, outright intimidation and the
violation of our rights from a government elected to serve us.
The government has made several attempts to clamp down on citizens for
airing their views on the social media and these negates our
constitutional right to free speech and freedom of information; both of
which are fundamental tenets of any democracy anywhere in the world.
Free speech has now become a scarce commodity because this government has
redefined democracy, one that tilts towards dictatorship. We must jointly
work hard to resist any government that insists on carrying out activities
that could truncate our hard earned democracy.
Therefore, as a leading and most organized pro-democracy group in Nigeria,
we have decided that instead of of wasting precious time lamenting
everyday on the social media, we have resolved to use the social media to
unite Nigerians ahead of 2019 election. Our objective is to go all out to
every nook and cranny of the country to sensitize voters on how to do the
right thing in order to avoid a repeat of 2015.
We have began our cell meetings in several states across the country and
they are already yielding good fruits. We are setting up these meeting
points to form a formidable offline and online action group that will work
with others with a common agenda to restore the country to the path of
progress and sustainable development.
We are calling on all Nigerians of voting age to join us in our crusade as
our objectives are selfless with an overall goal of seeking a better
Nigeria for all; irrespective of religion, creed or ethnic leaning.
To make Nigeria work again, demands that all hands must be on deck;
ranting and wailing on social media alone will not solve our problems. We
must get it right in 2019 with our choice of candidates cut across all
levels. We must not elect oppressors, insensitive leaders and those who
are interested in looting our common wealth. Never again!
We are calling on Nigerian youths, men and women from every state to join
us. The hardship in the country will not go away with bad leaders and we
must not pretend that everything is great. We must not continue to feed
into the lies, blame games and destructive propaganda that have proved to
be diversionary and deceptive.
Nigerians must wake up and act now. Our future and that of the next
generation must be secured. If we don’t act now, future generations will
blame us for it.
Join our team and let’s make the country a better place to live for us and
our children. Feel free to visit our website to register ngrwailers.com or
connect via our social media on Facebook NGRWailers and Twitter