Transparency: Coalition of parties partner with Buhari on accountability


National Spokesperson, Coalition of Integrity Political Parties (CIPP), Dr Yakubu Shendam (2nd, left), addressing a news conference on the state of the Nation.

A COALITION of political parties in Nigeria, under the aegis of Coalition of Integrity Political Parties (CIPP), has reaffirmed support for the Federal Government’s drive to deepen transparency and accountability in all government institutions.

At a news conference in Abuja, Friday, the National Spokesperson of CIIP and Chairman of New Generation Party, Dr Yakubu Shendam, said that it is their desire that Nigeria will witness progress and such commitment by stakeholders in government to save our country from systematic collapse.

He said, “CIPP is a convergence of 35 political parties in Nigeria that share the same democratic consciousness, interests and commitments on transparency with the resolve to work coherently in a unity of political views.

“Also, we support the present government at the center to deliver the best of democracy and good governance in advancing the cause of leadership in Nigeria.

“The CIPP represents a breakaway from the old order of reckless political and media sponsored attacks on the office of the President.”

He explained that CIPP represents the dawn that would usher a new dimension in party affiliations and partnership with governments to entrench sustainable democratic development.

On the state of the nation, Shendam extolled Buhari’s efforts to tackled insecurity, the ailing economy and other prevalent challenges that threaten good governance and peace.

“We commend the efforts of President Buhari in entrenching transparency checkmating security challenges, such as curbing rampaging bandits and kidnappings across the country, particularly the  North East,” he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that spokesman of the coalition of political parties, however, urged the president to improve the economy and create employment opportunities for teeming unemployed Nigerians in his second.


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