By Emmanuel Daudu, Abuja
A presidential aspirant under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Barrister Adewole Adebayo, has identified lack of justice and fairness in the administration of public resources as major predicament leading to the consistent failure of our government.
Besides, the presidential hopeful decried that, like never before, the present administration has neglected their primary responsibility; allowing “Nigerians to scout for themselves as if there was no government”.
Barrister Adebayo made the assertion when he paid homage to Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, recently where he formerly informed the palace of his intention to run for the office of the President.
The young full of energy legal practitioner declared that Nigerians have found themselves in the present economic challenges, insecurity, religion and tribal sentiments, because of inequity of political leaders to rule with honesty of purpose and void of corruption.
Adebayo, who told the Kano monarch that his decision to vie for the office of the president was borne out of conviction that Nigeria can still regain her enviable days of the founding fathers, if properly managed with strategic planning not taking out of place the yearning of the masses.
According to him, “We have gotten to this precarious situation as a country because of injustice. No country is too poor to be just. A just person will not be corrupted, a just person will not take advantage of the office to take public resources to himself and his family and friends.
“So leader must do justice and when that happened, Nigerians will complain less. When Nigeria used to have less resources, and without oil, we were happier. For thousands of years, Nigeria has been under natural leadership and the golden rule is justice.
“Politicians should not go around promising electorate heaven and earth that they cannot do. What should be promised is justice. Justice is the begining and the end of my mission in politics, and when that is achieved, there would not be religious, tribal, economy, ideological and economic differences in the country.
“Insecurity in Nigeria arises from injustice because people have been left as if there is no government to fend for themselves. Many would resort to God while some will go the rough means. And even in the prosecution of war against injustice, resources have not been justly used. This has been used as defense such that Nigerians do not even know who is against them, whether it is the bandits or the people running the affairs of this country,” Adebayo noted.
Reacting, Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, urged the presidential aspirant to ensure fulfillment of his campaign promises, if he eventually win the plum seat.