Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari had so far demonstrated that he doesn’t possess the needed temperament to lead a diverse nation like Nigeria out of its present challenges.
According to her, while countries like Botswana, Singapore, and South Korea that gained independence in the 1960s like Nigeria had successfully transformed their societies, Nigeria was still groping in the dark due to the fact that the citizens are not bound by common aspirations and shared principles.
Ezekwesili said Buhari was far worse than his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
“That President Buhari – who was elected by a representative section of the Nigerian people in a protest vote against his failed predecessor – has in turn dug Nigeria deeper into the trenches of humongous failure, will remain a wonder of historical proportion.
“Nigeria’s failures under President Buhari have become profoundly unsustainable.
“It is perplexing to watch our political leaders carrying on with their pretense that Nigeria is currently being governed.
“How can the political leadership of a country which is practically insolvent, terribly brittle on all fronts of national security and lost its diplomatic leadership and influence even in West Africa keep acting as if everything is normal?”
Ezekwesili, who said that there was no difference between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), added that politicians in both parties were like Siamese twins who placed their selfish interests over and above the wellbeing of the people they govern.