Founder and President of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has identified bad leadership and recycling of ‘old cargoes’ as part of the problems bedeviling Nigeria.
Dr. Fasehun, who is also the National Chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), stated this on Friday just as he urged Nigerians to be praying for quick recovery and return of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at a Media Roundtable in his Century Hotel, Okota Lagos on Friday, Fasehun said: “Bad leadership brings bad politics and bad governance in any country. If there is bad leadership, there is no way our country will move forward because there is no way the country will be governed well”.
“Also, there is impunity in the country. This is because we allow oldies who failures to be recycled. We recycle old failures, which have nothing to offer the country. This set of people will definitely not contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the country.
“Why is an 80-year-old be competing with younger ones for political position in the country? Nigeria should desist from recycling ‘old cargoes’ or old failureswho can not do the country any good”.
The OPC Founder said though the absence of President Buhari in the country was unfortunate, he, however, urged Nigerians to pray for him (President) to get well.
He said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo could not do more than he is doing now “because his (Osinbajo’s) position is not accompanied with the necessary powers”.
Fasehun said: “Assessing Osinbajo’s second coming as acting President, the intricacies on ground now won’t allow him to well or more than he is doing. Osinbajo’s position is not associated with power. Keeping quiet on the President’s illness is not in the best interest of Nigeria. I pray that President Buhari gets well and all Nigerians should pray so”.
Warning those fanning the embers of disintegration in the country, the UPN national chairman stated: “Nigeria will not crumble easily; it is too heavy to crumble; nobody will succeed in dividing Nigeria. Nigerians are interwoven to accept or adopting the type of restructuring some people are agitating for Ethnic restructuring will definitely kill Nigeria’.
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