Nigerian First Republic Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi, has grumbled over the current state of the country.
Addressing journalists yesterday in his hometown, Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Amaechi blasted civil rights activists, organized labour, the masses of the country for keeping quiet while the country is being destroyed.
Amaechi noted that the country has been driven to a dangerous destination.
He said: “As one of the very few surviving nationalists who fought for the freedom of the country from foreign imperialists rule, as the only Minister of the First Republic alive and about the only link between the founding fathers and the present generation, I feel deeply pained to see what is happening to the nation and will feel doomed if the ugly situation continues.
“There is an unimaginable level of uncontrolled and uncontrollable corruption in the country. There is a mind-boggling level of massive looting of the wealth of the country.
“Elections are openly rigged and true democracy has fled the country. The judiciary has been intimidated and cowed and it has lost its honour and freedom. Citizens have lost their freedom and security has left the country. The country is ruled without a people’s Constitution but with laws imposed on the nation by military decree.
“The power and wealth of the country are controlled by a cabal from a section of the country to the exclusion of the areas that produce the wealth. The majority of the federation has pleaded and demanded a conference to rectify the imbalance and return to a free and true federation that the founding fathers established in 1962 but the cabal has treated the demand with crude contempt.
“People are occupying public positions they did not win, the judiciary is delivering ridiculous and ludicrous judgments while security is denied the people.
“The judiciary must revise and reverse some of the scandalous judgements they delivered in recent times which have brought the country to shameful obloquy in the world.
“This country is being driven to a dangerous precipice. The country is going, going and the people must rise and defend their freedom and democracy.
“Where are the civil rights of people? Where are the organized labour; Where are the youths and students; where are the masses if this country?
“Nigerians of this age give the impression that they are a generation of cowards, imbeciles and spineless jellyfish. My generation fought and gave you freedom and unity; if you cannot defend or protect the liberty and nation we gave you, history will judge you most unkindly.
“Nigerians must meet as a matter of urgency to negotiate the basis of this Union. Anybody who opposes such give and takes dialogue is the greatest enemy of Nigeria and must bear responsibilities for any unhealthy development.”
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