The former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has described Nigeria's present state of anomie as a blessing in disguise if only the present crops of leaders can tell themselves the truth and humble themselves to address the situation.
He urged the leaders at various layers, especially the political class and the traditional rulers to rise to the occasion by first telling themselves the truth, changing from old order and yield to the yearnings of the people.
As Nigeria celebrates 61, it calls for sober reflection. "Self serving interests politicians hold on to so tenaciously at the expense of the people must be dropped".
He remarked that if the ruling class feel uncomfortable about the present, they must yield to wise counsel and take right steps to salvage the situation.
The statement reads: "I congratulate Nigerians on the auspicious occasion of 61st Independence Day anniversary. It may not have been rosy but so far we have remained one nation state.
"I must observe that the situation in the country today is precarious and very destabilizing. It is a truism that for every cause of action, there must be an effect - immediate or futuristic. The political class have thus far taken the people for a ride. To sustain this feudal system, they serve the people with a poisoned chalice, even the political waters are poisoned with hemlock. Today, the after effect is beginning to hurt and no one is safe.
"If we are uncomfortable with the present situation in the country caused by those self serving decisions, we must have the grace to change the tide.
"Corrupt politicians are running around town free and showing stolen affluence to the same oppressed. Some had even asked their people to hate others for a position. Today, what trends more is tribal and ethnic politics.
"the same people breed banditry, terrorism and hate in the polity. We must come together to chart a new cause for the country. Issue of equity, justice and fairness to all must be addressed otherwise, we will be living under illusion, which will only require constant stress and pressure on Nigeria's security architecture. I wonder what happens if we have external aggression tomorrow.
"Restructuring is very critical to the solution of the present quagmire. I do not understand why the fear when we know that the present structure is no longer working.
Prince Madumere however expressed optimism that Nigeria will bounce back better with the way patriotic leaders are rising up to the occasion, declaring that the country will be better together.
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