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Nigeria isn’t working — Ex-APC Chair Oyegun blasts
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun carpeted federal government questioned why Nigerians are more and more depressed with their leaders.
The APC stalwart remarked while Speaking at the 17th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, said the people are losing hope in their leaders and nation.
The former governor of Edo state also said there is a threat to the country’s country.
To make his point known, according to The Daily Trust reports, Oyegun quoted Shettima who was a former governor of Borno, advised government authorities to make Nigeria work.
His words in parts: “I borrow from what the former governor of Borno State (Kashim Shettima) said. He passionately appealed that we must try to make Nigeria work. Why is Nigeria not working? At the risk of being misinterpreted, let me make the point that we have been growing in those 20 years, every year and with every administration,”
“I dare to even say that there is hardly a single administration in those 20 years that has not left office unpopular and unheralded.”
He asked leaders to get a rethink and ask why citizens are generally not happy over twenty in office.
“We have never asked ourselves the question of why are our people getting increasingly unhappy with their governors within those 20 years.”
He revealed that Nigerians are getting impoverished, losing confidence said it endangers Nigerian democracy.
“Why are they getting poorer, why are they losing hope, those are the questions I think pose a threat to our democracy because today we are beginning to hear rumblings that we didn’t hear before.”
The former APC leader Wade into internal security saga between the South-West leaders said the establishment of Amotekun signified increasingly restlessness amongst a section of the nation.
“Amotekun is just one of them which show a general feeling of enough is not being done in certain areas and this has been a growing syndrome in the last 20 years,”
“What have we missed between the government and the people? What should we be doing as a government, as leaders that we are not doing? Why is it that our people are losing hope, losing faith in us, and hope in the nation?”
He, however, called on the federal government to consider organizing a table for dialogue to resolve issues that are basically faulty.
“So, there is something fundamentally wrong I cannot give you the answer but it is something that another dialogue probably needs to address.”
He added that democracy “has to develop roots in our nation.”