A professor of Political Sociology, Prof. Adediwura Adio described the recent outbreak of Nigeria’s first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, as a clear indication that Nigeria is power-driven.
Latest Nigeria News reports that the President’s wife in a press release sent to a national newspaper accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, of making decisions on sensitive government policies and giving directives without the knowledge of the President.
Adio, in a telephone conversation with Latestalert on Wednesday, said that the first revelation of the first lady further confirmed the reason behind several ” lopsided and contradictory decisions of the government in the past”.
The varsity teacher argued that the low reflux of Nigeria’s socioeconomic status since the arrival of the APC-led administration was a reflection of the absence of proactive leadership.
He argued that the survival and continuity of Nigeria could be endangered with the recent trend of political events, claiming that the Buhari-led government lost track of government for a long time.
Adio wondered how high sensitivity national decisions could be taken by an unelected person with impunity.
He said: ”Nigeria has been reduced to a mere joke, while leadership is too weak to make a significant impact in the lives of ordinary Nigerian.
”The revelation from Mrs Buhari is shocking and disheartening, it is indeed a bad omen for our evolving democracy; it shows that our country is being run by proxy over these years.
“Every stakeholder in the Nigeria project, especially the media and civil society organisations must dig deep to unravel more facts of this issue and press for necessary action against such ineptitude.
“It is astonishing that a non-elected member of President’s family is now the one taking decisions that are binding on over 200m Nigerians”.
Adio, therefore, called on President Buhari to retrace his steps and take governance serious beyond any sentiment.
“President Buhari should be made to understand that leadership is a serious task, he should honourably resign if he feels the responsibilities of that office are beyond his capacity and intelligence”.