By Emma Una
CALABAR— NIGERIANS have been marginalised, short-changed and traumatised for a long time, that anything the leaders proffer as a solution to the problems of the country, is hardly accepted by majority of the population.
A senatorial aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for Northern District of Cross River State, Mr Godwin Nyiam, stated this in Calabar, sayingthe county has hardly hadtrue leadership since its independence.
He said: “So many people have made the Senate a retiring ground and use the platform to advance personal interests rather than work for the masses and that is why 2019 election should see the emergence of young people with fresh brains who know they still have a long time to serve this county and accordingly give their best.”
He said until Nigerians identify leaders who do not mean well for the country and stop them from occupying positions of authority, the country will not make the needed progress.
“The Senate is a place for leaders and those who are prepared to salvage this country from the paralysis it is suffering today and that calls for collective responsibility from everyone, whether young or old, to vote in the right people not those whose days are almost over.”
Nyaim said Ogoja, which is one of the oldest local government areas in the country, has not occupied the Senate position since Nigeria became independent, which smacks of injustice and lack of equity in the political system.