12th January, 2022
Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has warned that money will fail Nigerian political leaders declaring to run for presidency in 2023.
Ezekwesili stated this after the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu informed the President of his ambition to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Ezekwesili on her Twitter page, while kicking against Tinubu’s bid for presidency, said the era of ‘turn by turn’ election of “incompetent’ leaders in Nigeria was over.
According to her, Nigeria cannot keep failing as a nation because of poor leadership.
Her tweets read: “I watched one of those so-called “public analysts” boast that “ Bola Tinubu has consulted the President. It is a given that Bola Tinubu will be the next President of Nigeria.
“In a democracy oh, it is not your fault. Money will fail in the 2023 elections, mark my words.
“It is citizens that have the power to collectively tell the likes of Mr Bola Tinubu that the season of lowest common denominator of political leaders doing “turn-by-turn” incompetent governance of Nigeria is over.
“The question is, ‘are citizens ready to collectively do so?’ A country like Nigeria cannot keep digging deeper into the labyrinth of failure because of a low degree of public leadership.
“The 21st Century is racing fast to an end. Just look at where our continent lies prostrate at the feet of bad governance.”
Tinubu on Monday informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to compete for the presidency in 2023.
The following day, Governor Dave Umahi also visited Buhari to declare his interest in the race.
His declaration was met with criticisms from many Nigerians.