Former Governor of old Abia state and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said on Thursday that his party and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is working to achieve a twin goal of national integration and development for Nigeria.
Onu who spoke of the country's move towards a new direction under the APC's watch also said that it may be necessary for APC to set up a replica of National Democratic Institute (NDI) in the country that will ensure the deepening of democracy culture in Nigeria.
The APC chieftain made the assertions when he received a delegation from the National Democratic Institute, led former Chief of Staff to the President of Ghana, Nana Ato Dadzieby in Abuja on Thursday.
Onu said: "It is very clear now that the president is taking Nigerians in a new direction, and this new direction is very important because we are trying to rediscover many of the values that make Nigeria a very great nation.
On the establishment of NDI in Nigeria, Onu said he believed that in future the country will be able to do what the NDI is doing today, adding that he is sure that the APC will get an institute that will do the same thing that was done in Ghana to consolidate on democratic governance.
According to Onu, records showed that those nations that embrace democracy hardly go to war.
He further said that part of what the victory of APC has brought in the life of the country is the emergence of two strong parties, one in government and leading opposition.