Eschew despotic tendencies, group urges Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has been tasked to eschew despotic tendencies and focus on the job Nigerians elected him to do, instead of pointing fingers at imaginary detractors.
National coordinator of Nigeria National Interest (NNI), Osas J. Alile, gave the advice in a statement yesterday.He regretted that the Buhari administration, through a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, failed to address the alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo had alleged plot by the current government to arrest him on false charges.Decrying the vague response from the government, NNI said close watchers of the administration have reason to believe that such sinister agenda might be in the plan. NNI maintained: “If President Obasanjo raises an alarm, the nation will do well to be extremely vigilant and keep close watch on the Buhari government.”
NNI said: “We will like to insist that dissenting views are the hallmark of democracy, and the Buhari Administration will do Nigerians a world of good by not allowing an atmosphere that evokes fear and restiveness to prevail.”
The group remarked: “There is a time in the life of a nation when it needs to close ranks and focus on activities that can leapfrog the country’s development, as nations the world over are reinventing themselves to be open to creative ideas and sustainable growth.”
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