If anything else suggested President Muhammadu Buhari’s seriousness and determination tackling Nigeria’s problems frontally, the speech made by him Tuesday June 11 2019 in Abuja at the National Democracy Day Anti Corruption Summit and that also further made by him Wednesday 12 June 2019 during Nigeria’s first Celebration of Democracy Day are all and must be all convincing enough that he meant business to bring in glorious light thwarting Nigeria political darkness behind the tunnel.
That he could boldly, openly and publicly admit that “Regrettably the recent political experiences have been characterized by the corrupting influence of money on party politics and electioneering processes” He further went on stating that “This unwholesome practice has dire consequences on our nations, in subverting the exercise of free choice by voters, elevated corrupt and unprivileged individuals to positions of leadership and entrenching the structures of democracy devoid of accountability”.
This copiously reminded one of the statement made by that great Nigeria leader late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua admitting before the whole world that the election that brought him to office was flawed”.
President Muhammadu Buhari with his open admission that the election held in Nigeria March 2019 that also brought him into office on his new term now being celebrated was a charade flawed with elevated corruption.
He further went on painfully in his ‘JUNE 12 DEMOCRACY DAY’ address attacking same issues of endemic corruption in Nigeria’s socio-political and economic system.
The aforementioned statements of President Muhammadu Buhari great as they are altruistically admitted that the June 12 Democracy 2019 being celebrated in Nigeria is premised on the bedrock of Corruption.
Now off course that the cock loudly crowed an unhidden message of the evils of corruption drawing down our collective efforts to move forward to our promise land of hope, providence and economic stability, President Buhari’s resolve to do good for us all must be strongly met with the supportive determination of the whole nation to fight and ensure we find lasting solution to the menace of corruption bedeviling our nation and holding us from moving forward to our dream land of Eldorado.
Dr. Olapade Agoro (Aladura Patriarch)
Owa’Tapa of Itapa Ijesaland
Former Presidential Candidate National Action Council (NAC).