Buhari Urges Electorates to Reject Bad Leaders
Former head of state and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 election, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday asked the electorate to reject bad leaders in future polls.
Buhari blamed the parlous state of the country’s education sector on ineffective leadership. He spoke on “Uniting our People for Change” in Zaria, Kaduna State, at a conference organised by the Movement for a Better Future (MFBF).
Buhari urged Nigerians to yearn for effective leadership in future elections. “The biggest problem of this ineffective leadership in Nigeria is education. If you deny people effective education you have finished them,” he stated. “Education is a vital tool for human existence and development. God has given Nigeria both material and human resources but we have not used them effectively. We have failed to organise ourselves to harness these resources. We have been talking about Sardauna, Awolowo, Azikwe and Tafawa Balewa as great leaders; why can’t we emulate them?”
The special guest of honour, Osun State governor Ra’uf Aregbesola, appealed to Nigerians to do everything possible to elect credible people into various elective positions to pave way for a brighter Nigeria.
Aregbesola emphasised the need for Nigerians to unite to achieve national cohesion and a progressive country.
The chairman of the occasion and former adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on food security, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, said, “All of us aspire for a better future.” But he lamented that Nigerian history was not being thought in secondary schools for students to have a better understanding of the country.
He attributed the crisis facing the country to politics of deceit, ethnicity, religious bigotry, selfishness and greed.
In his lecture, the guest speaker and director, Centre for Democratic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Prof. Abubakar Saddiq, said, “No people in the world that slept and left their leaders to do whatever they deemed fit ever made progress. We do not have security in Nigeria and even the government has admitted that.
“When calamity befalls on people, we don’t see our leaders there; why?”
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