PRP condemns alleged monetization of electoral processes in Nigeria 

By Innocent Raphael 

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has raised concerns about what it described as the monetization of the country’s electoral processes. 

In a statement released by Comrade Muhammed Ishaq, the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, on the occasion of Democracy Day, the PRP criticized the current state of Nigeria’s democracy.

The statement highlighted that as Nigeria celebrates 25 years of uninterrupted civilian rule, it is essential to reflect on the progress and challenges of the nation’s democratic journey.

“While we congratulate Nigerians on this achievement, we must also acknowledge that our democracy has not been as robust as we had hoped,” the statement read.

The PRP pointed out that despite the return to civilian governance, significant advancements in social democracy have not been realized. Instead, they stated there has been a regression in civic rights and a decline in material well-being, underscoring that Nigeria’s democracy remains a work in progress.

Criticism was directed at the recent general elections, which the PRP described as marred by the monetization of the electoral process, lack of transparency, and voter disenfranchisement. 

These issues, according to the party, have undermined the very foundation of democracy in the country. The PRP stressed the urgency of addressing these challenges to ensure power truly resides with the people.

The statement also called on civil society organizations, professional associations, and community groups to take a stand.

 “It is time for us to organize and mobilize the populace to demand better from our leaders and institutions,” the PRP urged. 

The party emphasized the need for collective efforts to reclaim democracy and ensure it serves the interests of all Nigerians.

The PRP concluded by advocating for a participatory, inclusive, and accountable democracy. They urged Nigerians to promote transparency, accountability, and good governance to build a brighter future for the nation.

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