Abuja - The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Bello Masari, argued citizens were complicit in the country's economic and insecurity problems by failing to elect honest and credible governors during 2011 election.
He said some elected governors had failed to perform to the expectation of Nigerian thereby creating many problems in their states.
“Seventy percent of the nation’s problems comes from states because governors failed to make local government work effectively for the people at grassroots,” he said.
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Masari noted that if governors worked for the people and allowed local government to work, Nigeria would not find itself in the current situation.
He cited example of Katsina State which despite billions of Naira collected from federation account, allegedly had nothing to show for development.
“Go to Kafur local government you can identify over 50 jobless youth, they were not provided with job to feed themselves and their families,” he said.
He appealed to Nigerians "not to repeat the mistake" of 2011, but use their vote wisely to elect leaders that were committed to solve problem facing the nation.
“We cannot get of current problem in Nigeria unless we have leaders that are ready to work for the people, not leaders struggling to enrich themselves."
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mustapha Mohamed Inuwa, meanwhile pledged that the party officials would work to ensure justice and fairness among all the governorship candidates.
Inuwa accused the People's Democratic Party- led government in Katsina for not working to the expectation of the electorate.
He said APC will work tirelessly to wrest power from PDP in the state by 2015.
- CAJ News