Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 4 January 2020 | 371 times
Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has called on Nigerians to continue to speak up against any form of injustice, impunity and governmental overreach while reflecting on the underpinning values of nationalism which, he noted, are being torn apart gradually.
Obaze, who made the call in Awka, the state capital, regretted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at the centre “has continued to exhibit the inability to be accommodating and to foster confidence building measures required in a just and egalitarian society.”
He accused the Federal Government of aversion to the rule of law by undermining the very constitutional principles and values that promote good governance and democracy.
The former United Nations diplomat said: “2019 was an extremely difficult and challenging year for Nigerians. No nation can enjoy peace when her component parts are distressed and her people suffer deprivation.
“That is the present day reality for our country. As 2019 comes to a close and we look forward to 2020, Nationhood is about inclusivity that elicits patriotism and loyalty.
“Nigerians are being denied the true values of democracy. Such leadership hubris need to change.
“As things stand, the workings of governance mechanisms in the three tiers, mimic an operational model with systemic redundancy and intentional design deficiency. This should not be the case in our nation. The state of the nation calls for greater resiliency.
“2020 is the year for Nigerians to reflect deeply on the state and wellbeing of the nation and begin to forge the national consensus required for keeping the country whole, by restructuring and thus averting any form of crisis that might prove inimical to our national security.”
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