Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) has called on Muslim professionals and technocrats to join the political process.
The group, in a goodwill message, personally signed by its National Coordinator, Dr. Jay Osi Samuels, said it believes the fasting period must have afforded Muslims across the country the opportunity to reflect on the state of the country, and the need to get it out of the doldrums.
The group said time has come for both Muslims and Christians to forget their differences and forge an alliance to take the nation to the next level. The ANN added that in many homes during this period, Christians would join their Muslims brothers and sisters to celebrate end of the Ramadan period; adding that there is need to replicate this spirit in the larger society and in political relationships.
“We have many Muslims professionals and technocrats out there who are making waves. We salute and greet them during this Ramadan. We are, however, calling on them to get involved in the political process and go beyond the rhetorics of criticism and despondency of aloofness. They have to use the opportunity the ANN presents and become ‘technoticians’,” the party stated.
The group added that it represents the only platform that is ready to give technocrats and professionals the opportunity to be part of the political process. It regretted that for long, the political destiny of the country has been left in the hands of professional politicians who have run the country aground.
“That is why we are the difference and we are using the end of the Ramadan to greet our Muslim brothers, sisters and professionals, and further call on them to join the mission to rescue the country as represented by the ANN,” the group said.