Former presidential candidate of the defunct All Progressives Party in the 1999 general elections, Chief Olu Falae, on Friday relaunched the Social Democratic Party in Abuja and stressed that the party has the capacity to lead Nigeria out of poverty and corruption.
The party was initially formed in 1992 and won the 1993 presidential election when it fielded the late Bashorun Moshood Abiola as its candidate in the poll which was adjudged as the freest and fairest in the history of Nigeria.
Falae, who is the interim national chairman of the new SDP, on the occasion, lamented the impunity of Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of the country and challenged the Federal Government to pursue the insurgents to their hideouts for destruction.
Specifically, Falae urged the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to stop the senseless massacre of innocent Nigerian children and women by the dreaded sect.
He said, “No nation can develop and be prosperous without stability and peace. The barbarity which Boko Haram is perpetrating in the North Eastern zone of the country is an evil which this nation must not tolerate any further.
“The recent mass murder of innocent school children in several schools is the last straw that broke the camel’s back.
“Government must mobilise all resources at its command to wipe out this evil. These murderers have bases in neighbouring countries to which they return after perpetrating violence in Nigeria.
“Our government must avail itself of the right of hot pursue, so that they can chase these criminals to their foreign outposts and destroy them. Our children are our future, we must not allow Boko Haram to wipe out that future.”
The SDP chairman also lamented the deplorable state of social infrastructure across the country and blamed the development on corruption.
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