By Vincent Ughamadu
AWKA —A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Sylvester Okonkwo, said weekend, in Awka that Nigeria’s greatest impediment to achieving national objectives was the ‘Our turn syndrome,’ which was dragging the country backward.
Speaking at a leadership summit organised by the Students Union Government of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, in conjunction with the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Okonkwo, who is among those aspiring for the Senate in Anambra Central in 2015, warned that unless Nigerians stopped favouring their part of the country on the issue of emergence of the nation’s leadership, political tension would continue to mount.
He said that a good leader, no matter where he came from, would change things for the better.
His words: “Very soon, we are going to be electing our leaders and our greatest challenge will be to make a good choice.
“If we elect leaders that will be delegating duties, they will systematically be preparing others for future leadership.
“The leaders that are prepared to move things forward must be ready to make sacrifices and must have the capacity to grow our human and resources infrastructure without bias.”
Okonkwo said further that those blaming President Goodluck Jonathan for the Boko Haram insurgency were missing the point, arguing that the President was doing everything to surmount the insurgents and advised those playing politics with it to desist in the interest of the nation.