- A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said the years of leadership failure in Nigeria has been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic
- Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general election, made the statement during a virtual event
- The politician said it is time to change the process of selecting Nigerian leaders
A former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has said the years of leadership failure in Nigeria has been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election made the statement during a virtual event, The Cable reports.
“COVID-19 offered us an opportunity to see the result of cumulative failure of leadership over the years. It is time for persons who are competent to lead.” Obi said.
The politician stated that the time has come to change the process of selecting Nigerian leaders because the process is weak.
He said there needs to be a change in the situation where people in leadership are incapable of learning new things.
Obi pointed out that Nigeria does not need leaders who are trapped in the processes of yesterday, adding that the country needs future-oriented leaders.
Meanwhile, the former chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) Okoi Obono-Obla, has said that with the way the All Progressives Congress (APC) is going presently, it may lose the next general elections.
Obono-Obla claimed that the ruling party's leadership is becoming more selfish with no credible register for most of its members, Daily Trust reported.
The former presidential appointee said that unless the APC rebrands, reforms and repositions itself, winning the next presidential poll will be very difficult, if not impossible.
In another report, the reported presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu seems to have gotten the support of a northern-based group known as the Arewa Youths for Peace and Security (AYPS).
The group, in a statement on Thursday, July 23, said no one can stop Tinubu’s presidential ambition if it is destined by God, The Tribune reports.
The AYPS made the statement when reacting to remarks by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, about the APC leader.
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