Nigeria at 59: Wike reveals why country is suffering from bad leadership

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Nyesom-Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed why Nigeria is suffering from bad leadership.

Wike explained that the faulty electoral system in Nigeria has resulted in poor political leadership in the country.

The governor spoke at the 59th Independence Anniversary parade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

He stated that it was shameful that Nigeria cannot deliver a free and fair election, adding that bad governance coupled with endemic corruption and mismanagement had ruined the country’s economy.

According to Wike: “We pride ourselves as a democratic nation, yet for 20years, our electoral process has remained widely fraudulent and incapable of delivering free and fair elections.

“Yet, we are shamefully carrying on as if all is well, resisting every attempt at providing a credible electoral system, and not minding the monumental damage this has caused and continues to cause to the character and quality of our politics, leadership recruitment, and nation-building.

“But today, it’s more like 59 years of wasted dreams, mismanaged opportunities and hope deferred for our country and our people as disunity, mutual mistrust, intolerance, hatred, and violence continue to corrode the fragile walls that feebly bind the nation.”