We are all responsible for Nigeria’s problems, says Alani Bankole
Father of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Suara Alani Bankole, has urged Nigerians should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for the present predicaments facing the country.
The politician said this while fielding questions from newsmen during a media parley to mark his 80th birthday, saying that both leadership and followership are products of a failed system.
“You cannot plant maize and reap coconut. What is happening to us in Nigeria is what we planted and I don’t think we should blame anybody, but we should blame everybody,” Bankole said.
He opined that the presidential system of government being practised in the country was designed to fail from the beginning.
Bankole described those agitating for Yoruba nation as “charlatans”, insisting that the secessionists are doing it to exploit people and make money.
He said: “Who are the people leading Yoruba nation or the breakaway? The Afenifere people have openly said they did not support breaking up, they are saying restructuring to give different federating units authority to take care of their resources which is quite different from breaking away.
“As far as I’m concerned, I don’t know of any group agitating for breakaway except some charlatans.
“I don’t need to advise them because they cannot be advised. They are like some pastors and imams using the Bible and the Qur’an to exploit people, what do you want to advise such people, they know what they are doing.
“They are using what they are doing to exploit people to make money.”
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