Alhaji Ahmed Bakare, a public commentator in Zamfara State, believes the Southwest is to blame for Nigeria’s current security and economic crisis.
Bakare said on Tuesday in Gusau, the state capital, that Nigeria had never seen such levels of insecurity and economic downturn as the country is currently experiencing. The All Progressives Congress, APC, he said, had failed Nigerians.
“The South-Western region of Nigeria is to blame for the country’s current security and economic problems, as the South-Western states voted for the APC in the 2015 presidential election.”
“The same South-Westerners are yearning for a southern presidency because one of their own, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has emerged as the APC presidential candidate,” Bakare explained.
He lamented that those troubling the country are in the same clique, and they will never allow the country to have peace because of their selfish interest.
“Nigeria can regain her political problem if all these old brigades are pushed out of the system.
“Atiku and Tinubu have assumed positions in the country, and they are still stubborn political grasshoppers and do not want to relinquish power to the youths.
“Nigerians will never forgive themselves in 2023 if they make the costly mistake of retaining these old brigades,” he added.
Speaking on the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, Bakare noted that tribalism, not religion, has been Nigeria’s problem.*
According to him, no progress can be achieved in Nigeria until Nigerians do away with tribal and religious sentiments, stressing that tribe and religion do not form good governance.