Why Nigerians Are Suffering_ Ex INEC Chairman, Jega Explodes - FIRST AWARENESS


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Why Nigerians Are Suffering_ Ex INEC Chairman, Jega Explodes

Professor Jega

By Our Reporter
Former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attairu Jega, has minced no words saying emvertically  that, Nigerians are suffering because their leaders were elected  through corrupt  processes.

Jega who made no exception to the former or present regime disclosed this at the maiden inaugural lecture of Kwaravisioners Network for Rural Development, in Ilorin the Kwara State capital, on Saturday.

"Nigerians are suffering from bad leadership because those in power were elected through corrupt processes"he declared.

Speaking on the theme: “Politics, Governance and Leadership Recruitment in 21st Century Democracy” Professor Jega, who described Nigeria as a failing state, urged Nigerians to work hard to change their ways for the country to move forward.

“From the local, state and federal  government levels, we have clueless leadership because of the way they got into power,” he declared.
He warned that unless,there is a people-oriented party structure that will be accountable to the people, Nigeria may be grounded.

He however, distances himself from speculation about presidential ambition, saying “I have no presidential ambition, all I am doing is to contribute to a credible, reliable and acceptable process of election and leadership recruitment in the country.”
Jega who oversaw Buhari’s election as president back in 2015, while serving as INEC Chairman at the time, has expressed regret that those who ended up in power, have made things much worse for Nigerians than the way it was before 2015.

First Awareness reports that Professor Jega along  with some prominent leaders in the country, recently formed a new party known as Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP).

While speaking in Abuja, he said the country needs serious political cleansing which would also require every Nigerians so as not  to repeat past mistakes.

“I believe that all Nigerians can no longer sit on the fence as everybody needs to contribute to the cleansing of politics in Nigeria. There should be no fence-sitters; our future is at stake. We cannot allow bad people to continue to govern us or misgovern us and continue to wreck our country and its future,” he said.

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