6th October, 2010
The National Transformation Party, NTP, has said that it will present a credible platformÂ that would not create impediments to the ability of genuine patriotic, competent,Â visionary and law-abiding Nigerians to come out of their complacency and seek politicalÂ office so as to contribute their quota in bringing about national transformation inÂ Nigeria.
The National Chairman of the party, Mok Emmanuel said this during a courtesy visit to theÂ corporate headquarters of TheNEWS/P.M.NEWS on Acme Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. HeÂ stated that the party is out to recruit, prepare and promote competent and uprightÂ leaders for election and excellent service at all levels and arms of government inÂ Nigeria.
He said: “Corruption has to a large extent perverted the democratic process in NigeriaÂ such that today the general belief is that the votes of the people are not instrumentalÂ in deciding who gets executive office.
“Elected officials therefore do not feel beholden to the electorate and so use theÂ offices to please their political machinery/godfathers and themselves. This situationÂ must be challenged and made to change. The resources being mismanaged daily are ourÂ collective national heritage,” he said.
He added that to sit back and complain, not making any effort to stop this and engender aÂ new cause of action is truly a sin against God who made us Nigerians, against ourselvesÂ as men and women with rights to these resources, to our children whose rights we areÂ custodians of and to who we must account.
Speaking on the objectives of the party, he said: “To create awareness and mobilise allÂ citizens of Nigeria to set a new agenda for massive and rapid development. To prepare aÂ visionary programme based on the aspiration, contribution and initiatives of the peopleÂ of Nigeria for rapid development.
“We want to mobilise resources through the voluntary contribution and participation ofÂ all citizens for the successful prosecution of the national transformation project and toÂ be a party that will promote godly values in the society and in government andÂ effectively execute a people’s programme for national transformation.