‘Nigeria needs coura­geous lead­ers’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Mis­bahu Bashir

The Arewa Youth for Po­lit­i­cal Re­nais­sance and Re­search has said Nigeria needs lead­ers who are coura­geous enough to rise above ego­cen­tric in­ter­ests and put the na­tion first.

The group, in a state­ment jointly signed by its Na­tional Pres­i­dent, Garba Us­man Yusuf and Na­tional Sec­re­tary, Com­rade Ab­dul­lahi Musa Rogo, said Nigeria “de­serves a leader that has strong char­ac­ter and un­beat­able moral com­pass to al­ways point the way for­ward for the na­tion.”

It said the emer­gence of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari in 2015 had com­pletely al­tered and re­struc­tured the po­lit­i­cal land­marks; and his prom­ise to fight cor­rup­tion had changed the way fi­nan­cial and eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties were be­ing man­aged.

“Un­for­tu­nately, the pres­i­dency has fallen into the hands of ca­bals who are now run­ning the na­tion. That sce­nario has crip­pled and des­e­crated the en­tire struc­ture of pres­i­den­tial foot­print,” the group said.

The group, there­fore, sug­gested that the ab­sence of Pres­i­dent Buhari for more than three months on med­i­cal grounds was a very good rea­son for him to re­sign.

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