- The federal government has been urged to ensure that all political activities planned ahead of the 2023 elections are stopped
- The call was made by a former governor of Anambra state Peter Obi who said such activities have become a distraction to leaders
- According to Peter Obi, Nigerian leaders need to focus on governance which remains their key responsibility
The former governor of Anambra state and the vice-presidential aspirant for the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has warned that the challenges faced by Nigeria can be attributed to the lack of God-fearing leaders.
Daily Trust reports that Obi also called on the Nigerian government to suspend all political activities ahead of the forthcoming general election and focus on governance.
Obi made the declaration while speaking at a reception organised for the President of Afrieximbank, Dr Benedick Okey Oramah, who was honoured with a Doctorate Degree in Development Economics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The former governor added that challenges faced by Nigeria as a country are bigger than an election being planned or already scheduled.
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Leaders distracted by political activities
He warned that the planned election has completely taken the minds of Nigerian leaders off governance leaving each and everyone one of them focused on the polls.
“If possible, suspend all political activities for now and focus on how to address the lingering fuel scarcity and other societal challenges confronting Nigerians at the moment.
“Nigeria is in an economic mess today because it failed to implement the right policies and refuse to allow those with skills and God-fearing heart to govern.”
“In my observation as a true democrat, I can tell you that several businesses are shutting down, especially as the fuel crisis worsens. Millions of Nigerians can no longer afford three square meals and there is a high rate of prostitution among young ladies.
Decrying the current situation and hardship faced by citizens, Obi said farmers are also bearing the brunt of it with incessant threats from bandits who have taken over most of their farm settlements.
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