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Old crop politicians

Nigeria is a pluralistic country with over 521 languages and 1,150 dialects.

Nigeria, from independence, according to graphic presentation of its revenue – between 1960 and 1999 earned N4.8 trillion. However, in the 16 years of PDP and six years of APC the country has earned over N70 trillion. Still  people are living in illusion. 

There is lack of generative capacity on the part of our leaders and everyday violence, wanton killings, banditry, freaky happening, cultism, bizarre actions and a lot of atrocities all over the country.

I have never been as petrified, disoriented and overwhelmed as I am. At least am not alone in this state.

With the calibre and quality of those we have around our political circle, the nation may just have to wait for another generation to get things right. 

What we see today is human inconsistency and sycophancy. 

I am worried about the lack of leadership ideals in those who claim that they will lead us. 

Indeed, I am appalled at the utter lack of principle and integrity in the character of those who hold sway in my country today.

When one considers the majority of our politicians, especially those that are visibly playing a role in the direction of government and those angling to return to power from 1999 to date, one realises that they have remained or stayed in the corridors of power way past any safe expiry date.

I am filled with disappointment, embarrassment and despondency at the incoherent political class.

The thing is, with these kind of people around our political system – old crop politicians – it is almost unthinkable that they will bring our nation out of the woods.

Tinubu and his likes only nurse their egos – that give them the belief that Nigeria cannot proceed or develop without them.

We are coming to a time when we will ask ourselves if this nation can afford this kind of political system. 

In Nigeria, we have a cancerous situation, you fight one issue or problem and another one grows.

We need dignity and integrity in our politics. We need to change from our politics of vilification.

The world is changing and we must see how to take advantage of these changes for our own good.

The need for a change in the administration of the nation has at no time in its history been more desirable than now. 

Nigeria is too complex for an ill-prepared, ill-equipped to-boot to handle!

Muazu Muazu is a broadcast journalist with Freedom Radio, Kano

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