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Akeredolu advocates one-term leader, multi-level policing system


Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has advocated the emergence of a patriotic and pragmatic leader who is prepared to make sacrifices to fix the array of problems confronting the nation.

He declared that the myriad of problems bedeviling the nation would be better addressed by a leader that is ready to serve only one term of four years.


Akeredolu spoke yesterday at the third yearly Abiola Ajimobi Roundtable and 71st post-humous birthday held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.

He said it would take a leader like Nelson Mandela who spent a single term in office to right the wrongs in the country and put them in proper stead.

While commenting on the positions of the discussants at the event, the governor said: “What I am trying to say is that we need a leader who is going to serve one term to put Nigeria in proper stead and to find a solution to these problems you have highlighted.”


The governor, who called for a clearer definition of the components of the nation’s federalism, said that in as much as Nigeria is adopting the United States (U.S.) and Canadian presidential democracy, states in the country must of essence be the only federating unit without the local councils.

Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, canvassed devolution of powers for the states to enable them to function optimally for the well-being of their citizens.

He also urged a multi-level policing system to bring security closer to the sub-nationals.

He said the South-West Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun and domesticated in each state of the region, was an ingenious creation to address insecurity of lives and property in the region.


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