THE Pan Niger Delta Forum has said that the calibre of politicians currently angling for the 2023 presidency cannot save the country from its current woes.
PANDEF’s spokesman, Ken Robinson, who said Nigeria needed a saviour that would unite the country, added that there was nothing for Nigerians to be happy about with the quality of those aspiring for the position of the President.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Saturday PUNCH, Robinson explained that while the presidency should shift to the South, it behoved Nigerians to look out for a person that would unite the country and turn things around.
He said, “We need a saviour! Nigeria needs a saviour. There is nothing President Muhammadu Buhari will do to turn around the fortunes of the country in the next one and a half years or thereabouts.
“What Nigerians should be looking for now is someone that will come in to unite the country and turn things around. Those showing interest in the position of the President now are all part of Nigeria’s problem. We need fresh wine in a new bottle.
“The person might not be completely a stranger to the system, but I know some of the names we hear are part of the problem. And of course, PANDEF’s position is that the next president must come from southern Nigeria. With what is going on now, there is no hope for Nigeria.”
Explaining that Nigerians need a true patriot as President, the PANDEF spokesman maintained that the fellow must see the entire Nigeria as his/her constituency.
“He or she must see himself/herself as a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and not a president of a section of a people. That is when everybody will be united and love for the nation and the citizens will be the watchword,” he added.
He, however, said the Independence Day speech of the President, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.) was full of hallucinations and wishful thinking.