No men of integrity in N/Assembly – Obasanjo
Sometimes I enjoy watching Nigeria's drama from faraway. I duly respect the former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his elder statesmanship and concern for the country, but that won't shield me from saying what I strongly believe is the bitter truth.
I disagree with anyone suggesting the abandonment of probe, as Obasanjo clearly stated in the case of National Assembly. He described the legislators as a gang of armed robbers and purely a bunch of criminals. He also urged Nigerians to be cautious and extra vigilant in electing their reps. The simple questions I would like to ask the former-President is, should Nigerians wait till 2019 for them to put his advice into practice or should they recall their representatives as enshrined in the constitution? If the former is 'yes', then the so- called armed robbers would completely rob the country before the end of their tenure. If the latter is also 'yes', could Nigeria afford to hold another election at the present hard times? Or could the impatient poor Nigerians that voted APC government and reposed their trust init, come out again and vote what is not making any significance in their respective lives? Either way, the poor citizens are always the loser.
I am sorry to say, but Nigeria would never come out of this mess till it invests in the future generation, that is the youth. If not Baba Obasanjo, this trend of questioned integrity of leaders would continue till the young men and women of today, are there to avenge what their predecessors did.
Let’s start engaging fresh and younger generation between 18-35years in decision making, as that was the trend that Buhari and Baba Obasanjo followed to arrive where they are today. Engr Yusuf Da'awah firstname.lastname@example.org
I disagree with former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the men in the National Assembly shouldn't be investigated over the recent allegations of the padding of the 2016 budget. According to him, the solution for the problem is for Nigerians to replace the lawmakers, whom he described as "rogues and armed robbers," with what he called "great men and women of integrity." Having worked closely with such men in the National Assembly before, Obj is indeed in a better position to judge them better than many of us. However, it must be noted that these honourable members are a reflection of the Nigerian society today - thanks to our past leaders who most of us are always eager to emulate.. With good men and women in Nigeria shunning politics for fear of soiling their hardearned reputation, is it easy to get those men and women of integrity? Having said that, I must add that it's understandable why Obasanjo, as a past leader, doesn't want these people's corrupt past to be investigated. S. A. Maigari email@example.com