Nigerians wonâ€™t accept excuses â€“ Okotie
The Chairman of the Fresh Democratic Party, Rev Chris Okotie, said once the Federal Government settles down fully, Nigerians will not accept excuses for poor performance by the elected officials.
In a statement by his Lagos office on Thursday to mark the nationâ€™s 55th Independence Anniversary, Okotie lamented that most of nations, which were at par with Nigeria in the past had left Nigeria behind because of their collective will to develop their nations.
He added, â€œEvery nation faces some daunting odds at some point; the important thing is for them to overcome such hurdles and move on. In Nigeriaâ€™s case, we have not been able to do that because of the perennial plague of bad leadership.
â€œNothing short of effective, quality service delivery and fast pace of governance would make the needed difference.â€
Okotie said having voted for change, the onus was on the All Progressives Congress Federal Government to shift the governance paradigm and move the nation forward, in order to close the gap between the nation and other progressive countries.
He also praised Nigerians for their resilience in the face of persistent crisis of leadership, which he said appeared to continue even after the conclusion of the 2015 general elections.
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