KADARIA AHMED TELLS BUHARI: PROCEED ON SICK LEAVE, LET SOMEONE ELSE TAKE CHARGE:


Nigerian journalist and Chief Executive Officer of RadioNow, Kadaria Ahmed, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to proceed on sick leave and allow someone else take charge of the country to confront the deteriorating security challenges.

Ahmed made the call on Arise TV on Wednesday, days after she joined the government in condemning the BBC Africa Eye documentary on the lawlessness in Zamfara state.

She clarified that her concerns over the documentary was not intended to excuse the government on its responsibility of safeguarding the lives and property.

“I think Nigerians ought to tell their politicians that it is time to have a bipartisan approach to insecurity, because it is something that is going to consume us. Even now as it is consuming us, we are not asking who is PDP or who is APC. And this continuous politicisation of insecurity, for me, portends a serious danger to Nigeria.

“The grandstanding doesn’t make sense to me, because we are dealing with an existential threat, something that could actually wreck us all. I am not too sure we could get to elections, which is what people are holding onto, and saying, ‘if we get there maybe the new people coming in…’ but what happens between now and elections is a long period.

“So, our politicians need to become a little more aware, and even if it is behind the scenes. I am not even sure if we need to be seeing them on TV working things out, no. Please go behind the scenes, sit down, and reach a bipartisan agreement about how you’re going to deal with the crises that Nigeria is facing.

“We have never had it so bad. And if we are not careful, under their watch, we are losing this country. APC, PDP, all of them, so go behind the scenes.”

Source: Political Affairs Int