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Onitiri urges Nigerian leaders to emulate Desmond Tutu

By Gbenga Akinfenwa
29 December 2021   |   2:44 am
Nigerian leaders have been urged to emulate the late South African Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, who stood for his people and assiduously fought the apartheid regime.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 08, 2010 Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers a speech during a conference for “One Young World”, the Worlds largest gathering of Young Leaders, in London. – South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu, described as the country’s moral compass, died on December 26, 2021, aged 90, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP)

Nigerian leaders have been urged to emulate the late South African Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, who stood for his people and assiduously fought the apartheid regime.

The renowned socio-political activist and critic, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, who made the call yesterday, in a statement in Lagos, challenged religious leaders to speak up and stand with the oppressed Nigerians.

The social critic pointed out that Nigeria had nothing to do with poverty if there was indeed the fear of God in the heart of the political and religious leaders.

Besides, Onitiri, who chided the former All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, for his attempt to launder Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s 2023 presidential campaign in his book, which he claimed to be dead on arrival, said: “You cannot sell a bad product. Nigeria has moved beyond this stage. All over the world, young, honest, educated and vibrant people are taking over their country’s leadership.

“Nigeria is now looking for young cerebral, well-educated world-class presidential material, and certainly not an old expired ailing clueless incompetent hands or politicians.”

He said Nigerians are seeking leaders that would turn the desert into a land flowing with milk and honey.