Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed why Nigeria is suffering from bad leadership.
The Rivers State Governor stated that the faulty electoral system in the country has produced poor political leadership in the country.
Governor Wike stated this at the 59th Independence Anniversary parade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Wike noted that it is shameful that Nigeria cannot deliver a free and fair election, he further stated that bad governance coupled with endemic corruption and mismanagement had ruined the country’s economy.
According to Wike: “We pride ourselves as a democratic nation, yet for 20years, our electoral process has remained widely fraudulent and incapable of delivering free and fair elections.”
“Yet, we are shamefully carrying on as if all is well, resisting every attempt at providing a credible electoral system, and not minding the monumental damage this has caused and continues to cause to the character and quality of our politics, leadership recruitment and nation-building.”
“But today, it’s more like 59 years of wasted dreams, mismanaged opportunities and hope deferred for our country and our people as disunity, mutual mistrust, intolerance, hatred and violence continue to corrode the fragile walls that feebly bind the nation.”