Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, has said that Nigeria’s political landscape has been hijacked by selfish politicians, adding that only the alliance of progressive political opposition parties can bailout the country and make the current democracy successful.
Musa made the assertion in Offa, Kwara state, at the 19th memorial lecture of late Chief Josiah Sunday Olawoyin, Daily Trust reports.
Equity news gathers that the former governor said that politicians of the colonial era and first republic ruled with credible leadership and provided selfless service to the people.
According to him, those that served in the second republic to the present time came to milk the nation dry.
He said: “There is no basis of comparison between politicians of the colonial times and the first republic on one hand and the subsequent republics on the other. “
Even though the first republic governance was characterised by semi feudalism and conservatism, there was credible leadership and concern for the people.”
Meanwhile, equity news previously reported that the governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, said that any elected governor has no reason to dip their hands into public purse and steal funds.
Governor Sule made this known during the closing ceremony of the 23rd National Quranic Recitation Competition organized by the Jamaatul Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) in the state.
The governor said that elected governor caught stealing really needs deliverance from God, adding that governors have all they need.
He said: “When I assumed office as governor, I realised that only those who have no true knowledge about God could steal or those whose major preoccupation is to steal public funds.”
At the occasion, the governor also called on the elites to participate in politics as a way to bring sanity into the terrain.