John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has wondered why Nigeria isn’t working and the people increasingly becoming poorer.
Oyegun said this while speaking at the 17th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue.
Oyegun, a former governor of Edo state also said there is a threat to the country’s democracy.
“I borrow from what the former governor of Borno State (Kashim Shettima) said. He passionately appealed that we must try to make Nigeria work. Why is Nigeria not working? At the risk of being misinterpreted, let me make the point that we have been growing in those 20 years, every year and with every administration,” Daily Trust quoted him as saying.
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“I dare to even say that there is hardly a single administration in those 20 years that has not left office unpopular and unheralded.
“We have never asked ourselves the question why are our people getting increasingly unhappy with their governors within those 20 years.
“Why are they getting poorer, why are they losing hope, those are the questions I think pose a threat to our democracy because today we are beginning to hear rumblings that we didn’t hear before.”
On Amotekun, he said: “Amotekun is just one of them which show a general feeling of enough is not being done in certain areas and this has been a growing syndrome in the last 20 years. ”
“What have we missed between government and the people? What should we be doing as government, as leaders that we are not doing? Why is it that our people are losing hope, losing faith in us, and hope in the nation?
“So, there is something fundamentally wrong I cannot give you the answer but it is something that another dialogue probably needs to address.”
He added that democracy “has to develop roots in our nation.”
BREAKING: Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting
Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, is currently in a meeting with Principal Staff Officers and top army commanders.
The meeting which is being held at the Army Headquarters in Abuja is said to be in relation to the security situation in the country.
In attendance were the General Officers Commanding of all the divisions of the Nigerian Army, commanders of the various army operations, unit commanders, commander, Guards Brigade, and other top officers.
The parley is holding at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
On the agenda are insecurity in Nigeria, #EndSARS protests, violence, and looting in states as well as the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate
Fashola discovered the camera on Sunday during an on-spot assessment carried out by him and some other Ministers and Governors from the South-Western States.
Fashola stated that the camera must have been planted by “some subversive elements.”
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The minister reportedly picked up the device with a handkerchief and handed it over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos.
“I think this will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe,” he was quoted to have said.
Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?
A National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied being involved in the shooting of protesters in Lagos state.
The former Governor of Lagos State stated this in a statement titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests; a fundamental lesson in democratic governance.’
Recall that on Wednesday, an angry mob attacked Television Continental and The Nation newspaper, which are both linked to the APC National Leader following the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.
Tinubu who confirmed that he is an investor in TVC and The Nation denied being a part investor in the Lekki Toll Gate.
He expressed that he could not have deployed the soldiers to quell the protest and fail to protect his investments — TVC and The Nation newspaper.
“There is no rationale that can adequately explain why I would order soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the toll gate where I have no financial interest, yet, choose to do nothing to protect my investments in The Nation and TVC,” he said.
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