Nigeria At A ‘Crossroads’ – Turaki


Taminu Turaki

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki (SAN), on Friday said Nigeria is at a “crossroads” with the increasing level of uncertainty and disunity among Nigerians.

According to him, the country was in dire need of capable leaders at the national level who could unite the citizens.

Turaki described such leaders as those who should be bold enough to say the truth and show compassion to the people they were governing.

The presidential aspirant stated this at Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Seraike Dickson, who lost his mother, Goldcoast, to cancer last month.

In a statement by Dickson’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, Turaki called on leaders across the country to be patriotic and nationalistic in their approach to governance.

Turaki said, “At this time when the country is so divided, we need leaders like you who have compassion; leaders who have courage to say the truth; leaders who sympathise with the people; and leaders who have the fear of God.

“Today, Nigeria is at a crossroads; people are wondering if the Nigeria project would succeed. Today, there is hunger, poverty and despondency in the land, and our patience is waning.”In his remarks, Dickson thanked Turaki and his campaign team for the condolence visit in spite of an earlier visit to him in Abuja.

The governor also said his family had taken a decision to establish a cancer centre in honour of his late mother to promote cancer awareness and prevent avoidable death from the disease.

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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with a special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a through-and-through Chelsea FC fan.

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