Removal of Saraki by Protesters; My Opinion
Here we are again with “Occupy” in 2010 we occupy to install President Goodluck Jonathan when President Yar Adua passed on, we also occupy in 2012 during the subsidy removal, another occupy is here.
There was a chaotic scene at the national assembly yesterday to demand for resignation of the Senate President and the return of 36 land cruiser Jeep purchased at an exuberant price despite the plea to Nigerians to bear with the government and the suffering an average Nigerian is currently going through without any succor in sight.
In same vein a counter protest took place at the national assembly calling for caution not to destroy the present political stability the system is putting together. In the direction Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, said that the development was unhealthy for democracy.
That no protest can remove any senator that instead the removal of senator should follow the due process since they were elected through the ballot and not through protest.
What should Nigeria demand for?
Well, it is time for the entire legislative arms of the government to open up to Nigerians and explain to Nigerians the various salary and allowances; ready to assist Nigeria and Nigerians by reducing their cost of legislation, this is a trial period for the nation, everyone should be ready to sacrifice.
Most senators have held one key post or the other, they are made already, and they should be willing to grow the country by sacrificing self for the growth of the nation.
The removal of Saraki is not the solution but the willingness to sacrifice, as said by Jesus Christ to the Jewish that if you are sinless, cast the first stone, in one way or the other, once you have served this country in the past, your record can’t be straight; you may have perfected it today since your instruments are still loyal to you, because they still need you, the day they don’t need you again, you will also be exposed as we are witnessing Saraki case and others today, so we should consider the nation first and put everything behind us and move on, the Senator Saraki should be ready to let go of some of his properties acquired illegally and make himself a symbol to others who had similar records though not yet exposed, but time will tell everyone that has done evil to this nation, will be exposed someday before they bid Nigeria adieu.
Therefore let’s toll the path of dialogue and consider Nigerians that are suffering, companies are closing down, people are losing their jobs, Nigerians are underpaid by the foreigners, they are abused, and our leaders are not concerned because their relatives are not part of such sufferings. All Progressive Party should pardon their own Dr. Bukola Saraki and People’s Democratic Party should learn to lick their wound and re-organize their party for another election. Let us bury our hatchet and move the nation forward in the interest of the common man, who has nowhere to run to.
Adegbuyi, Adejare O.