Nigerians should focus their attention more on governance rather than discussing election, power and succession in the 2023 election, Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, advised on Tuesday.
The Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has advised Nigerians to focus on governance instead of discussion of election, power and succession in the 2023 election.
He also glared at the decay plaguing the Local Governments in Nigeria, despite the huge budget allocated to it yearly.
Fayemi was represented by the Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning and Economic Affairs, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi.
The governor said this during the public presentation of a book entitled: ‘Nigeria – Democracy Without Development: How to Fix It’, written by the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State (Research and Documentation), Dr. Omano Edigheji.
He maintained that the states and LGs stood in good place so as to deliver democratic dividends more than the Federal Government.
He said, “Nobody is asking questions; everybody is talking about election, power and succession. But the content of government and purpose of power is not in debate. Yes, the National Assembly is responsible for constitutional amendment but the 36 states must concur.
“I will worry less about form of governance in Nigeria. But talk about the efficiency of the current system. How can we make the current system work better?”
At the event was Governor Nasir El’Rufai, represented by Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly.
El’Rufai allotted the slow pace of development in the country to transparency and accountability shortfall.
He said, “A large segment of the population has disengaged from the electoral process. The situation is worrisome but it can be fixed.”