The former Presidential candidate of African Action congress, (AAC), Omoyele Sowore and publisher of Sahara Reporters has described the Buhari’s led administration as the virus destroying Nigerians.
It would be recalled that, Buhari had on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of 14days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020.
This same restrictions were extended to different states by state governors thereby meted hardship to the Nigerian people because there was and there is no reasonable palliatives from the government to cushion the lockdown effect to the people.
Again, the President in his latest broadcast to the nation on 13th April has given another order for the nation to be lockdown for another 14days.
In actuality, the country has been battling with COVID-19 pandemic since the introduction of this lockdown, where the citizens do not have what to eat.
Human right activist, Mr. Sowore, in a video, said the country will also have to deal with a “leadership pandemic” that does not easily go away.
He Said: “I do not want to glorify the response of the government in power, and the so called opposition, the PDP because these political parties are themselves viruses that are destroying the health of our country both physically, economically, politically, socially and culturally,” he said.
“It is the pandemic that I am talking about. So, let’s discuss the revolutionary process that can take these guys out. At the end of the day, the person holding the broom also has an umbrella that he’s keeping in the house, so when the broom is not working, he goes for the umbrella. So, we are dealing with the same set of people, no difference.
“I don’t glorify their responses with any modicum of interest or attention. I don’t pay attention to what PDP is saying or what APC is saying. The guys are just jokers. As soon as their loved ones are killed or they become injured, again it comes back to the security.
“We have soldiers who are either timid, the ones that are not timid are not motivated enough to fight. And that is why small countries, like Chad; Chad for that matter is able to deal decisively with Boko Haram whereas Nigerian soldiers are clapping for them while they were entering Nigerian territory.
“I will say most importantly that it borders on leadership. After every pandemic is over, there is a pandemic that doesn’t go away and that is of leadership. Having bad leaders is the worst pandemic that could happen to any country.
“It is the worst epidemic that can happen to human beings. Terrible leadership, incompetent leadership, wicked leadership and that is afflicting Nigeria. So, after COVID-19 is gone, we still have a pandemic that is not going to go away.
“It doesn’t have any season, it doesn’t have any time, it doesn’t have a deadline, it doesn’t have a flattening curve. It’s around with us and until we get rid of that pandemic leadership forget about progress.