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Nigerian democracy hijacked by selfish politicians – Balarabe Musa

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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A former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has said that Nigeria’s political landscape has been hijacked by selfish politicians, as against politicians of the colonial era and first republic who ruled with credible and selfless leadership.

Speaking at the 19th memorial lecture of late Chief Josiah Sunday Olawoyin, in Offa, Kwara State, Mr Musa stressed that opposition political parties must come together to bailout the country and make the current democracy successful.

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According to him, those that served in the second republic to the present time came to milk the nation dry.

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He said: “There is no basis of comparison between politicians of the colonial times and the first republic on one hand and the subsequent republics on the other.

“Even though the first republic governance was characterised by semi feudalism and conservatism, there was credible leadership and concern for the people.”

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