Chairman of Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, on Wednesday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of being responsible for Nigeria’s problems.
The monarch, who made the remark in Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State, warned that Nigeria is presently on a shaky ground.
Achebe warned leaders that it is expedient to detach Nigeria’s economic well-being from politics.
According to Achebe, “I want to say it without fear of contradiction that the disturbances and tension we have in this country is first and foremost caused by those we elected to govern us and those in Abuja which by extension include the ruling party, APC and the opposition, PDP. Even in Anambra, it is the same.
“The well being of any nation rests significantly, materially and majorly on our ability to create wealth and it is the Chambers of Industries, Commerce and Agriculture that creates wealth.
“In other countries like Italy, Korea and Japan, there is a clear distinction between the economic generation of the country and politics.
“In Italy for instance, governments rise and fall every day, but the economy continues to grow, creating wealth and good living for the people. I think that is what we have to do here.
“There is a challenge for the commercial /business sector to rise up to the challenge and create a situation that we must increasingly detach our economic policies, performances, growth and the activities of all of the members of the chambers from the overbearing dependence on the political class.
“Politics could go on and on, but, let us ensure that businesses, industries and agricultural production continue, so that we can create wealth for the country. It is the responsibility of all of us.”