- Balarabe Musa, a former Kaduna state governor, insists that none of the presidential aspirants is prepared to take the nation to her deserved destination
- According to him, none of those currently in the race has shown capacity to elevate public above personal interest
- The former governor noted that the nation needs a credible leader in 2019 who will unite the diverse ethnic nationalities
Elder statesman and second republic governor of Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa, insists that though President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians since his election in 2015, none of the aspirants in opposition parties is prepared to take Nigeria to her deserved destination.
Legit.ng gathered that Musa who stated this in an interview with Vanguard on Monday, September 17, said from the pack of aspirants currently in the race for the highest elective office, none has shown capacity to elevate public above personal interest.
The former governor noted that the nation needs a credible leader in 2019 who will unite the diverse ethnic nationalities, use her earnings to work for the people and put an end to endemic corruption in high places.
He said: “President Buhari has failed and everyone knows this. But let me say too that none of those jostling to replace him has shown sufficient capacity to earn the trust of Nigerians.
“It is not enough to have integrity; that integrity must be tested for it to become an asset to be sought out for. The leaders of today are interested in themselves and this is largely the cause of the corruption the country is now infamously known for.
“If these elements have not been tested and their integrity established, I am afraid there is not much to be taken when 2019 finally comes. It is sad that while the current President has nothing to offer, those who want the job have not shown tested and demonstrable integrity."
The elder statesman also decried the leadership recruitment process in the land, saying its monetized nature is the reason those who mean well often find it difficult to emerge on the nation’s political stage.
He further said: “The role of money in politics has made it difficult for those who genuinely want to serve to emerge. It is not that there are no credible and tested leaders out there but the political process is so monetized, making it difficult for them to take charge of the nation’s affairs.”
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Legit.ng previously reported that the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Ondo, Stephen Oni, on Sunday, September 16, said Nigeria needs a young and visionary person to become the next president.
The Bishop also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to drop his re-election ambition for 2019 presidential election.
According to Oni, some politicians in Nigeria had overstayed their time in office and refused to leave the political offices for the younger generation. He said such overstay by these politicians is one of the problems the country was facing.
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