Mr Jaye Gaskia, a member of the TPAP-M, who spoke on behalf of the Movement, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Monday.
He said TPAP-M, a coalition of individuals and organisations committed to the transformation of Nigeria, was worried that the situation had put so much pressure on Nigerians.
He said the ruling class was reponsible for the predicament, adding that “under their collective watch as a ruling class, profits were prioritised over the people.
“In Nigeria today, living and surviving has become such a nearly impossible task.
“Prices of basic necessities are soaring out of the reach of ordinary people.
“The overwhelming majority of the working people and toiling masses are increasingly unable to access and afford
He said many Nigerians were finding it difficult to access education, health, housing, transportation, and energy among others.
“Since the inauguration of the Fourth Republic, things have been on a roller coaster of decline and the ‘rain started beating us’ a very long time ago.
“The impact of the exploitative capitalist system on the people at home and globally has always resulted in ever-rising cost of living.
Gaskia said Nigerians should vote wisely in the 2023 general elections, adding that the sanctity of the ballot should be protected at all cost.
He said candidates and political parties should not overheat the polity by raising issues bothering on ethnicity and religion.
Gaskia further said in view of this, the coalition would be challenging all political parties and candidates to debates on their programmes and manifestos.
He said the engagement would help change the narrative from focus on politicians to the people in the forthcoming elections.
He said it was high time Nigerians owned election processes, adding that the coalition would organise rallies and town hall meetings across the country in that regard.
Gaskia said the coalition would continue to advocate a system based on social justice, equity, equitable distribution of wealth, and equality in universal access to opportunities and basic social services.
He said the group was working toward registering a party that would be pro-masses after the 2023 electioneering activities.
High point of the event was the unveiling of Campaign for Socialist Transformation of Nigeria (CAST-Nigeria).
Prof. Omotoye Olorode another member of TPAP-M, said the coalition had been in the forefront in ensuring the welfare of workers across all sectors.
He said the coalition would maintain its momentum in the forthcoming 2023 elections to ensure politicians were accountable to the people.