The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) , Professor Jerry Gana has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be great again.
This was as he urged Nigerians to vote wisely as the New Year ushers in the general election.
Gana who stated this in a New Year message contained in a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary/ Director of Media and Publicity of his campaign team, Alfa Mohammed on Monday in Abuja said Nigeria will be great again if the right presidential candidate is voted into office.
He emphasised that Nigeria can retrace it’s step back among the comity of nations if the citizens courageously change the present leadership by voting in a credible candidate that will bring good governance for transformation of the country.
The presidential candidate urged Nigerians to eshew all forms of violence as the country prepares for the 2019 general election.
The statement reads in part: ” The New Year will usher in a new dawn for Nigeria. Nigeria will be great again if Nigerians courageously take the destiny of this country into their hands by voting the right candidate that will engineer the desire change and transform we all yearn for.
“I urge you all abide in peace , eshew all forms of violence throughout the year, especially before, during and after the election.”
He appealed to electoral officers and security agencies to show high sense of responsibility in their conducts during and after the election.
This was as he noted that it only through this that Nigeria can have a free, fair and credible election.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies must maintain neutrality in their conducts before and throughout the election.This is fundamental for a free, fair and credible election which would bring credible leadership,” he said.