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A past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, says Nigerian leaders are power mongers.
Okogie who is the immediate past Catholic Archbishop of Lagos made the description in a statement titled “The Truth and Nothing But the Truth”, and made available to newsmen.
The Cardinal added that under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari life “is even getting harder the average Nigerian” despite the government during campaign promised change.
According to Okogie, “With very few exceptions, they are power mongers pretending to be leaders, parasites posturing as benefactors.
“Endemic to our political class is an addiction to power, a chronic deficiency of desire to serve. It is becoming clearer that, for our politicians, being in power takes precedence over service to the people.
“In another sad reminder that they care less for the people, they are not engaged in discussions on how to alleviate the suffering of the masses, suffering visited on the people by the incompetent leadership of this country.
“Nigerian politicians benefit from a system that places the citizen at a disadvantage. They treat the people with contempt. But we the people too must be responsible for our country.
“If the political class is out to deceive the people, we must put some questions to our politicians . We must insist on credible answers to a number of pertinent questions.
“What, for example, happened to all the lofty promises made during the campaign season that preceded the 2015 elections? Why are our politicians unwilling to be accountable?
“Why is transparency in government a taboo? Did they not promise to change this country into a paradise?
“Why is it, then, that life is getting even harder for the average Nigerian? Why is the level of insecurity so high that people are abducted even from their homes?
“Why has our country’s leadership failed to create an environment for investments to thrive?”