An elders statesman and former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarebe Musa, has observed with dismay that from 1999 to date, Nigeria is yet to experience what democracy is all about.
“All that Nigerians have experienced from 1999 to date is a military dictatorship transfering power to a civilian dictatorship,” he lamented.
Speaking in Kaduna, Monday, Musa furiously asked, “Where is the democracy you are talking about? Who is practising democracy in Nigeria? Who is benefiting from democracy in Nigeria?“When the military handed over power to a military dictator and later handed over power to his chosen civilian dictator, is that democracy? And again the same military dectator is in power dictating to Nigerians what is to be done, and you call that democracy?”
In this political dispensation, he explained, Nigerians are yet to test what democracy is all about, adding that, “Democracy in its true word has lost its value in the present political dispensation because we are being led by selfish and greedy people that call themselves politicians.”
He noted that what Nigerians needed to do to free themselves from slavery was to embark on peaceful revolution in all spheres of life in the country with the view to ensuring that only people with patriotic and nationalistic belief be elected into elective positions to continue from the foundation laid by the founding fathers of the country.
“What we consider as political leaders since 1999 to date are only but a bunch of corrupt, selfish and irresponsible people that do not have the interest of the country at heart, but only to enrich themselves to the detriment of all Nigerians,” he observed.Speaking on insecurity in Kaduna State and the Southern Kaduna in particular, Alhaji Balarebe Musa opined that its main cause was those in power who always cause conflict at a slightest provocation.