Former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attairu Jega, has said the 2 major political parties in the country have led Nigeria astray in the in conclusion 21 years of democratic governance.
Speaking at the maiden first lecture of Kwaravisioners Network for Rural Evolution, in Ilorin the Kwara Province working capital, on Saturday, Professor Jega advocated creation of new special vehicles to liberate Nigeria from its nowadays strangulation.
Speaking on the theme: “Politics, Governance and Leadership Recruitment in 21st Century Democracy” Professor Jega, who described Nigeria as a failing province, urged Nigerians to work tough to modify our ways for the country to displace forward.
“From the local, province and federal authorities levels, we have clueless leadership because of the way they got into powerfulness,” he declared.
He warned that Nigeria may run aground whether the needful is not done at the right time.
The former INEC chairman, also called for evolution of a people-oriented political party structure that will be accountable to the people, adding that people must also elect leaders with integrity and competence.
Jega, used the occasion to dismiss speculation in relation to presidential ambition, saying ” I have no presidential ambition, all I am doing is to contribute to a credible, dependable and acceptable physical process of election and leadership recruitment in the country.
In his have contribution, the Top dog of Word and Current Affairs, TVC, Babajide Kolade Otitoju, said nobody should pretend that all is good with the country presently.
He warned that whether the nowadays state of affairs in Nigeria is not good managed, ” we will all go downwards together.”
Otitoju observed that there is no leadership recruitment module that can deliver Nigeria.
He challenged voters to modify naughty leaders through the poll box or else the current state of affairs in the country may keep unabated.
Otitoju, patch reflecting on the current worried state of affairs in the country wondered what was the difference betwixt the ruling APC and PDP, the main opposition political party.
He wondered how APC, a political party that fought and voted out former President Goodluck Jonathan, could at present turn around to woo him for some other tenure in business office.
Otitoju concluded his speech by praying “to God to heal the earth.”
Also contributing, Tope Kolade Fasua, blamed both politicians and intellectuals for the rot in the country.
Apparently referring to the level of corruption in Nigeria, Fasua compared Nigeria with Republic of Ghana saying the difference betwixt the 2 countries was broad from the entry dot of that country at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra.
He said available information indicated that Nigeria has at present go the third most unsafe country in the world, due to the nowadays insecurity challenges facing the country.
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