By Idris Khalid
A onetime Bauchi state governorship aspirant under All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Muhammad Sani Al’ameen, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to stop blaming themselves on national issues or performance in their respective elective offices.
He therefore cautioned the President Muhammadu Buhari and 36 state governors to develop political will that will address myriads of problems bedeviling the country instead of blames game to each other.
Al’ameen counseled the country’s leaders in a statement issued to journalists in Bauchi Monday, saying the major problems bedeviling the country include poverty, insecurity, high cost of living, and bad governance, among others.
The politician noted with concern that virtually all Nigerian leaders have failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the electorate who voted them into power, thereby leaving the people crying in difficult situations in all aspect of living.
He said the inability of the leaders to make judicious use of the resources at their disposal to improve the living standards of a common man led to the rising level of poverty among Nigerians which was a consequence of the biting effect of insecurity on commercial and agricultural activities.
“The President as the chief security officer of the country, and Governors as chief security officers of their respective states have all failed in areas of their primary assignments of providing adequate security and public safety, which is the primary duty of any responsive and responsible government”, Al-amin said.
Al’ameen noted that presently the country is sinking, hence leaders should summon the courage to do all they could to provide credible leadership that will rescue the country instead of the blame games against each other.
He therefore advised the leaders to provide exemplary leadership that will ease the hostile environmental where common man is the only one feeling the heat always, and address the challenges bedeviled the country.
Alhaji Mohammed Al-amin while praying for peaceful 2023 elections, appealed to President Buhari to fulfill his promise of conducting credible, free and fair elections as his very important legacy to leave behind for the country.
According to him, the President must ensure the autonomy of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and must provide adequate security to ensure peaceful 2023 elections in the country