Legal luminary and a former commissioner in Lagos State, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), has reasoned that considering all the challenges the country is confronting with, the civilian administration might not be able to address them in a manner that is beneficial and sufficient for Nigerians.
He gave the opinion yesterday, at the 11th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria B-Zone (MSSN B-Zone) in Ibadan with the theme: “The Nation’s Destiny.”
According to him, those competent Nigerians to rule the country might unfortunately not likely emerge in the present political system.
Banire said that the electorate in Nigeria needed to be enlightened because most don’t know the reason they needed to vote for the right candidates and follow their conscience rather than collecting money.
He said that voting for a rightful candidate would help the country get to its desired destination and address the agitation on ethnoreligious and imperative inclusiveness.
“Considering all the challenges this nation is confronting, I suspect that the civilian administration might not be able to address them in a manner that is beneficial and sufficient. I’m beginning to think that we must have a person that will act as a dictator that can help us resolve this.”
“Those competent Nigerians unfortunately are not likely to emerge in the kind of political system we practice. Restructuring is treated already against those that can do it and to that extent, most of them won’t even come forward. Those that can rule are being relegated with the term called Politically Exposed Person, that’s why that can’t show up. We are more or less at a quagmire and certainly, we have to look for an external way of dealing with the situation otherwise this country will collapse.”
“In fact, some of us lost hope and we believe that beyond hopelessness, it seems that the situation is still redeemable. Some fundamental changes need to happen for us to progress in this nation.”