Former Nationwide Authorized Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire, has criticised political leaders for holding conferences overseas “whereas pretending to be dedicated to the nice of Nigeria”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reviews that as Nigerians groan underneath the nation’s extreme financial crunch, their politicians, particularly state governors and some presidential hopefuls have taken to flying to Europe for his or her horse-trading over subsequent month’s elections.
Because the social gathering primaries final 12 months, politicians like Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and Atiku Abubakar, flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), have flown to totally different European nations virtually month-to-month for strategic meetings and negotiations over the presidential election.
Banire is displeased with this.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) wrote on his identified Twitter deal with on Sunday: “I’m constrained to briefly discuss two issues which are changing into ridiculous to me and a humiliation to the nation.
“The primary is the unbridled urge for food of the political leaders to convene and maintain conferences in nations overseas whereas pretending to be dedicated to the nice of the nation.
“I’m fairly certain that there’s nothing that could possibly be that confidential as per developmental points that will warrant such sojourn. The truth is, in my humble view, it should be one thing antagonistic to the curiosity of the nation which explains why it couldn’t be mentioned domestically.
“I consider that in a lot of the mentioned overseas discussions and cases, it’s often dominated by ‘share and share alike ’ preparations, bordering on greed and selfishness. What’s secret about developmental discussions that the dialogue should be shipped exterior?”
He added: “Let me even be pragmatic and say the problems borders on political technique? How is that important sufficient that it should be taken exterior the shores of the nation? Is it actually definitely worth the enrichment of the overseas economic system concerned on the expense if our scarce overseas trade?
“Simply think about the quantity spent on transport fares, lodges and different logistics, which most instances are borne by the general public treasury. Nonetheless, we complain about dearth of overseas trade within the nation.
“Additionally Think about the person hours of the state spent overseas, as you already know, that is widespread amongst the Governors and people with entry to public places of work.
“It’s both they’re in Dubai, London or France. God dey o! Nigerians must cease this insolence of the political class. Can we put it as a part of our issues for 2023 polls?”