Nigerians hungry, angry, says NAC ex-presidential candidate
The founder and former presidential candidate of the defunct National Action Council (NAC), Dr. Olapade Agoro, has said Nigerians are hungry and angry with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
This, according to him, is because of the present economic situation, the increasing spate of insecurity, ineffective handling of the anti-corruption fight and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The elder statesman expressed these views while featuring in an Ibadan radio programme. He said those clamouring for the restructuring of the country were getting it wrong, adding that true restructuring could only be done when Nigerians’ hunger and anger disappear and not the other way round.
Agoro, who opined that everything must be addressed in their proper perspectives and context, said that true leaders and representatives of the people must be conversant with their people’s problems and needs.
The former presidential candidate, who averred that the heads of security agencies and forces appear not to have any feasible solution to the problem of insurgency, kidnappings, killings and other sundry violent acts, lamented the cheekiness of the rampaging bandits in taking their evil act right to the home front of President Buhari in Katsina State, saying: “It seems they no longer want Buhari to return home.”
He said that if the Number One citizen of the nation can be subjected to this sort of treatment, ordinary Nigerians would need more than the grace of God to survive in the country.
On the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that the Federal Government has not been properly handling the situation, saying: “It is a nonsense handling.”
When asked to comment on Senator Bola Tinubu’s perceived presidential ambition, he said: “I will implore all to support him. He has really worked to earn it. He really tried for this democracy. Almost all the major political parties in the country were floated by Tinubu.
Agoro also expressed support for the South-West governors’ quest to ensure that new security architecture, codenamed Amotekun Corps, is set up in the region.
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