Hope Democratic Party, HDP, has advised the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to form an all inclusive unity government for the next dispensation in order to make the wind of change blow positive economic and political advancement to the Nigerian citizens.
HDP, one of the political parties that participated in the March 28 presidential election, particularly urged the president-elect and APC to learn from the loss of power by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after 16 years at the centre by ensuring that those with burning desire to serve the nation were given appointments.
The party in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Usman Sani, however, warned Buhari to beware of sycophants, professional praise-singers and lobbyists now parading his corridor and that of the APC to secure underserved appointments in the incoming government.
It noted that PDP derailed in government when it decided to reward men of easy virtue, unprincipled and institutionalised sycophants with juicy appointments at the expense of merit.
The party claimed that the qualifications of most people that derailed PDP were their ability to change party, loyalty and engage in mischief against the opposition, and warned that such people should be avoided in the new government.
“There is no doubt that General Buhari’s victory is the triumph of principled and consistent opposition. His now legendary resilience which robbed off on the larger opposition class, most of whom also deserve mention and inclusion in the long hard journey to unseat the ruling party in the face of derision must be noticed.
“It is important that the danger posed by this class of praise singers and unprincipled people in our polity are identified and checked by Buhari and APC before they deceive all of Nigerians again as they have done since 1999 and took over government when the principled opposition class and civil liberties organizations chased away the military from the corridors of power.
“General Buhari’s greatest achievement will be his ability to seek out these principled and dedicated Nigerians who share in his vision of anti corruption and of change for a new Nigeria.
“This class of people openly espoused ideas to drive the General’s said vision are all well known, as some are already in his party, the APC. If the late chief Gani Fawehinmi was alive, he needed such people. The Chris Okoties of Fresh Party, and also Chief Ambrose Owuru of the Hope Democratic Party who have doggedly contested for the third time, majorly to expose and challenge the misrule of the PDP led administration and other known consistent presidential candidates over the years as endured by the General,” it stated.
The party added that “Nigerians and the world are looking forward to the desired and hard fought change which the General now symbolises.”

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