Project One Nigeria, an advocacy group said it has concluded arrangements to embark on sensitisation and enlightenment campaign for electorate to elect competent president that understand peculiarities of the nation ahead of 2023 general election.
National Convener of ‘Project One Nigeria (PON), Nkem Anyata on Wednesday urged citizens irrespective of political and cultural differences to believe in one Nigeria, saying that unity was sacrosanct in achieving national visions.
Anyata who was flanked by other national executives at the conference stated that the group held a national dialogue to discuss the future of Nigeria, particularly the 2023 general election.
He said Nigerians should not be railroaded into electing a president that serves the interest of the elite, but the one that understand their plight, given the plethora of security challenges confronting the nation.
The group decried banditry activities, kidnapping for ransom, killings, rape and all forms of hostage taking, adding that it would be suicidal to allow the ugly trend fester beyond 2023, particularly that the opportunity beckons.
According to him, Project One Nigeria’ which is a Non-governmental Organisation is on the side of the people advocating for a conducive environment for good governance to thrive, hence, if the government cannot change the situation the people should change the government through ballot papers in 2023.
They called on Nigerians to be united in one voice, stating that if a president would emerge from a particular geopolitical region, such person must be a detribalised person who understand the peculiarity of the nation.
“Project One Nigeria Initiative is an umbrella NGO for some fifteen organisations and groups, which saw the need to come together to pursue the vision of projecting a common voice in the matters of our nation, especially,as the 2023 general elections approach.
“Our members, drawn from across the country,have been in Abuja in the last two days through which we have met and are now prepared to address the press.
“The group considered the general situation of security in the country and, therefore, applauds the efforts of government and the nation’s security apparatus.”
The group also called on Government and the security agencies to rise up to the rising wave of banditry,kidnap for money and for rituals across the country.
Speaking on disharmony among some ethnic group in Nigeria, they called for the communal spirit among ethnic groups in Nigeria to engage in dialogues rather than perpetuating violence.