As Nigeria marks Democracy Day on Saturday, June 12, a legal luminary, Ntufam Mba Ekpezu Ukweni, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has alleged that the current Nigerian leaders are corrupt and the country needs selfless leaders with a clear vision.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday, Ukweni regretted what the nation and the people are currently passing through.
“We need selfless leaders with clear visions of governance to move the country away from this mess. We do not need leaders who are in power to serve their own interests and pay back others for perceived wrongs done to them or to serve ethnic, tribal or group interests.
Buhari government failed Nigeria – Senior Advocate, Ukweni
He said, “In short, the country and Nigerians have not fared well under this Administration. “Our expectations have been dashed. Sycophancy for political and economic benefits is the order of the day, even in very high places.
“Promises remain unfulfilled and corruption by public functionaries has elevated the status of norms and official practice.
“The much orchestrated anti-corruption fight is now a witch-hunting device to silence opposition and adverse public opinions.
“With the way things are going, I have no hope for any good coming from the hands of the present operators of the system in terms of attainment of democratic ideals.
“Government officials, particularly the President and Governors, observe the Constitution in the breach. They operate as if the laws are not made for them but only for the common man.
Otherwise, why will it take JUSUN to embark on another strike action that lasted for more than 2 months for Section 121 of the Constitution to be complied with?” he asked