The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has felicitated with Muslim faithfuls on the occasion of this year’s Eid ul-Fitr and completion of the fasting of the month of Ramadan.
This was contained in a statement signed by the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
The full statement reads: “the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) felicitates with Muslim faithfuls on the occasion of this year’s Eid ul-Fitr and completion of the fasting of the month of Ramadan.
Considering the fact that Eid ul-Fitr is a significant festival celebrated by Muslims all around the world and it is the occasion that marks the end of the Islamic holy month fasting of Ramadan, the PRP urges Nigerians to put into practice the lessons learned from the holy month of Ramadan of tolerance, endurance, companionship, generosity and worship in all aspects of life so as to ensure a peaceful and flourishing Nigeria.
As we celebrate under intense economic strain and insecurity where many are struggling to survive, the PRP exhorts Nigerians to also adopt the essential tenets of good neighborliness and magnanimity advocated by Islam as doing that will tremendously help in putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged citizens and victims of the escalated insecurity in numerous parts of Nigeria.
Also, the PRP reiterates its calls on the government to drastically address the problems of kidnappings, banditry, insurgency, and other acts of violence in various parts of Nigeria.
It is an indisputable fact that Nigeria is in dire straits caused by economic challenges, escalated insecurity and threats to our corporate existence as a nation in consequence of the bad governance by the ruling APC in the last 6 years at Federal level and most States which came after the not so good governance of the PDP for 16 years. Hence the need for Nigerians to totally reject the APC and PDP and embrace the PRP for redemption and solution.
Finally, the PRP prays for the security, unity and development of Nigeria and wishes Nigerians, particularly the Muslim community, a happy Eid-ul-Fitr celebration.”
PRP lambasts Buhari-led gov’t for incessant borrowing
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) on Saturday in Abuja has lambasted the Buhari-led administration for incessant borrowing.
National Chairman of the party, Mallam Falalu Bello, told newsmen that it is wrong for any nation which spends a larger percentage of its revenue on debt servicing to borrow further.
“Any individual who does that will be said to be heading for bankruptcy. This means a country will have no means of financing growth and development of the economy with almost certainty of social malaise.
“Continuous borrowing in the face of a reduction in revenue is wrong and akin to mortgaging the Nigerian future and taking the nation into servitude.
“The Nigerian government is currently faced with a lot of problems from both the economic and social perspectives.
“A persistent double-digit inflation rate which continuously lowers the purchasing power of the population and a 45 percent youth unemployment rate are ominous signs,’’ he said.
To tackle the problems, the PRP suggested, “reduction in the costs of the Legislature to the National economy achievable by making the Legislature Unicameral as opposed to existing Bicameral arrangement by doing away with the Senate and making the Assembly part time as opposed to current full time arrangement;
“Reducing the expenditures of the Executive arm of Government at all levels inclusive of the Presidency (by at least calling on the President to honour his Campaign promises of reducing Presidential Fleet, Presidential Vehicles, Foreign Medical trips);
“Merging some of the Ministries and Departments with duplicative functions such as EFCC and ICPC for which there are indeed several Reports of Committees set up by previous Governments ; and,
“Reducing the unacceptable debt profiles of the Federal and some State Governments putting pressure on revenues and debt servicing.”
PRP is alternative to APC, PDP – National Chairman
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has been declared as an alternative to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was disclosed by the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR in a media chat with newsmen Wednesday in his office at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja.
According to the party’s National Chairman, the Nigerian masses from all regions and tribes were pauperized by the crop of bad leaders that had for long been ruling the country.
He further stated that the PRP, when comes to power, will fully implement the principle of genuine federalism as it is among the party’s manifestos.
“We believe in the forging of Nigerian national unity on the basis of justice and equitable political, social and economic opportunities for all citizens, within a genuinely federal system of government in which our diversity is recognized and cherished and which promotes a national sense of belonging and of a common destiny, through the elimination of all unequal and unjust relations of hegemony and monopoly of office and assets between and within ethnic groups, whenever they exist.
“We are equally committed to the prevention of religious and ethnic strife, through sustained democratic community action and a strong purposeful defense of the fundamental human rights of all citizens, wherever they are,” the national chairman stated.
He also described the ongoing agitations in some parts of the country as elite conversation meant to confuse the masses and maneuver their ways to get power.
The national chairman also expressed sadness over the killings and bloodshed that were happening in various parts of the country.
“These are criminal activities, done by criminals who should be punished for their criminalities. Whether they come from the North, or it is Boko Haram from Borno, or banditry in Zamfara, or secessionists in Southeast or Southwest. These are criminals and should be treated as such by the state (government). It is the failure of leadership that cause all these things in this country,” he said.
PRP belongs to the downtrodden – Falalu Bello
The National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has disclosed that the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) was the party of the downtrodden.
The National Chairman made this known at the party national secretariat in Abuja today while receiving the party leaders and stakeholders from Kogi State.
The delegation led by the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Sunday Davis Ozomata had briefed the National Chairman about the progress and developments achieved, strategies and plans by the Kogi State Chapter of the party. They also appreciated the quality leadership and immense contributions being given by the National Chairman towards the development of the party in Kogi State.
On his part, the National Chairman has applauded the Kogi State Chapter of the PRP for the progress made and appreciated their level of coordination, unity and determination towards resuscitating the party in the state. He also urged them to put more efforts particularly on the areas of growing and strengthening the membership base of the party in the state as doing that will enable the party gain more grounds and win elections.
Recall that PRP makes a remarkable comeback to the Nigerian political arena with prominent Nigerians such as Prof. Attahiru Jega, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, among others already joined the party.