Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said Nigeria needs a credible and patriotic leader to fix the myriads of challenges besetting the nation.
Naija News reports that the governor made this known during a chat with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office in the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.
The governor claimed that the security challenges the country is facing at the moment are mostly engineered by politicians and saboteurs.
He noted that one of the ways to restore lasting peace in Nigeria is to imbibe fairness, justice, and equity.
Bello added that once there is a sense of justice, fairness, and equity in the land, insecurity will automatically drop to the barest minimum.
He said: “For once, let’s get Nigeria fixed. We have practised as seemingly rotational presidencies since 1999 to date. Let us evaluate our successes or achievements from this seeming rotational presidency between then and now.
“Why don’t we simply go for the best? After all, we copied this democracy from America and some of the developed countries. How many of these countries are practising traditional presidency? You see, we are where we are today not because we are practising rotational presidency.
“If you want to go by that rotational presidency, then do perfect zoning. Go by perfect rotation. And if you go by rotation and whichever way you come from, I don’t think you should exclude where I come from. That’s number one.
“Number two, let us get a credible, sincere, patriotic Nigerian to fix it. If you’re flying an aircraft, you don’t ask who is the pilot? If you undergo operation in a hospital, you wouldn’t ask “which doctor is this?’ ‘Is he from your zone, your tribe, your religion?’ All you want is the best pilot to fly you safely to your destination. All you want is the best doctor to handle you and deliver you safely from the operation.
“I think Nigeria is at that point now of seeking the best from anywhere in this country, irrespective of where he comes from. Thereafter, you balance in position to reflect equity, fairness and justice. That is my position.”