..Anene Azubuike,CEO,Council of Statesmen.
Many of us Nigerians, North and South, now don’t really look forward to reading Daily newspapers or watching the news in the mornings.
There are apprehensions because of undeserved grinding poverty in the land,insecurity of lives with daily reports of killings, sacking of communities,killings by herdsmen and Militias,worsened by perceived culpabilities of security agencies,raping of women,too many orphans due to Benue valley killings,12 million IDPs in Benue, besides about 15m IDPs in Borno axis, cattle rustlings and farm rustlings and destructions, made worse by a reluctance to apprehend these delinquents and prosecute them, giving rise to the fear, real worry that the Administration of Buhari’s indifference which many people read as shields for the perpetrators, had led to a broken Nation,who are afraid that a morning news will bring these horrors closer to their reality.
But Proffessor Soludo’s media/ economic intervention today is refreshingly true.Our next year general election, which should have emulated most emerging African states’ template of quite and deep insight elections, have assumed the shape of a Nation preparing for war next year, because our leaderships expeccially this administration’s failure to take political responsibilities.
Soludo said the security situation is a reflection of the Desperation of the Reality of 90% very poor Nigerians pursuing 10% resources against 10% very wealthy Nigerians CONTROLLING 90% of the Nation’s wealth.He made it clearer that most “politicians” in Nigeria would do anything between now and the the 2019 election year, an opportunity they have to Cross over from 90% to 10% wealthy and super rich, and they are willing to do anything..shedding bloods and amassing armouries and arms inclusive.
SOLUDO AS ALWAYS, IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
In addition, President Buhari’s non inclusive, ethnic and nepotic administration has the Lion share of the blame.
In 2014, a mudu of garri was N80 under Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Most of us bought into the APC hype of “change” and better governance.
Today garri is N250 a mudu.it was N500 in 2016 under Buhari!
Most people too believed that Buhari will run a fair representative and inclusive administration.He didn”t and he will not!
As soon as Buhari finished appointing his kinsmen and tribal men and religion men into power positions, he was done with it.
The Party men that helped build the party, that championed the campaigns with their monies and contacts, and the business men that plugged their monies into the Apc project were abandoned, ignored, forgotten, even in the face of unfilled positions and appointments.!
President Buhari mocked them in arrogance, even his Party Executives!
So when the Wards congress began,
These men decided that they must political spaces to control and use it to control political decisions and secure a bargain, for themselves.
That is the origin of arms and killings in APC Congresses.
Good and responsible governance is the solution for these anarchy.
A better administration should be in position by 2019,the effort and competencies are beyond APC.