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2023: Do away with sentiment to elect credible, competent leader – Senator Bamidele to Nigerians

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, and member of the All Progressives Congre...

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti Central, has asked Nigerians to do away with all forms of sentiments and vote for credible and competent leaders that will move the country forward in next year’s general election.


He urged Nigerians to exercise their franchise right for a credible candidate with scientific knowledge and understanding of the problems at hand with the required way out of the present challenges bedevilling the country.


Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senator stated that what is required in the country is a leader with a scientific understanding of the problems and required solutions to them based on the myriad of problems confronting Nigeria as a country, saying that that is what is needed and not one banking on any form of sentiments to get to office.


He noted that for the country to develop, sentiments of whatever form should be jettisoned in electing a credible and competent leader, saying, “My own understanding of what Nigeria needs right now is a president who has the scientific understanding of what’s to be done, scientific understanding of what is wrong, the antecedent of having been able to fix broken communities, broken states, broken situations and who has a scientific understanding of the workings of the economy because a lot of the problems that we have, are traceable to the economy.”


Senator Bamidele opined that if the economy is buoyant, there would be employment, if there is employment, the socio-economic implication of that is crime rate will go down, stressing that more able-bodied people will be able to survive either as business entrepreneurs or people are engaged by companies or government agencies where they can build a reliable career.


He stated that the country needed somebody who dared to make decisions without minding whose ox is gored, without setting out to either protect any particular religion or tribe, or group of people.


The Senator stressed the need for Nigerians to come to terms with the reality of the fact that their search should be for someone who can help fix the economy, not someone who is coming to protect any particular religion or somebody who is a product of a particular religion but somebody who decisively understands what it takes to turn a nation like ours so that Nigerians don’t get left behind by the rest of the comity of nations. 

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