|Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie|
The former Catholic Archbishop of Lagos said this while maintaining that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has made life harder for Nigerians after it promised them change.
Okojie said this in statement he entitled “The Truth and Nothing But the Truth,” and made available to reporters.
According to him, “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?
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