2023: Nigeria needs a nationalist, not tribalist, parochial, provincial politicians – Tambuwal

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the nation requires a leadership that is nationalistic and not tribalistic, a leadership that promotes national unity, not disunity.

Tambuwal added that the nation needs a broad worldview and not a parochial and provincial politician.

Speaking yesterday at Richard Akinnola’s birthday lecture in Lagos, Tambuwal equally said that the nation needs an incorruptible leader who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal examples and also by the building of strong institutions that can withstand shocks and manipulations.

Speaking on the topic, “Security Challenges in Nigeria and Its Implication for Sustainable Development,” Tambuwal maintained that Nigeria needs a leader in tune with modern technology, not a parochial and provincial politician.

The Sokoto State governor maintained that to overcome insecurity, there is the need for intelligence gathering and surveillance so that law enforcement agents could be proactive and reasonably predict potential crime with near-perfect accuracy rather than being reactive.

The menace of insecurity, he stated, no doubt, calls for a new approach that will be founded on credible intelligence gathering.

The governor added that the leader the nation needs at this time should be an “accountable leader who can be trusted to face the challenges of nationhood squarely without sentiments or pandering to interests that are inconsistent with national goals.”

He maintained that Nigeria needs a visionary leadership imbued with a sense of patriotism, which will go a long way in changing the narrative of insecurity in the country.

He further stated that the leader the nation needs now is one that will reach out to all and sundry and ensure that insecurity ravaging the country is put to flight”, he said.

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