«Home

Do We Really Need A President In Nigeria?

For over 2 months, the supposed president of Nigeria has not been in the country and he did not officially delegate anyone to function in his stead. The country is now running on auto-pilot like an aircraft on cruising altitude and the legislature is incapable of saving the situation. Despite all these mess, the country has not imploded although this may not be too far off.

The question now is of what good was the president when he was in the country and hence do we really need him back? If so, how different will it be when indeed he comes back?

Avatar
Newbie
15 answers

Aondokaa & all d members of the kitchen cabinet are indirectly telling us that we dont need a president in this country.

0
Avatar
Newbie

It is such a huge shame that we are in a disgraceful situation as this. It just seems like we are so different in the way we do things and belong to another planet. Can anyone (be it in the private or public sector) just leave ones job to go for medical treatment and not handover or obtain sick leave permission? Your job will not just stay there waiting for you as you will simply be replaced! Yet, those visionless people in positions of authority have refused to exercise their authority and have been continuing to mortgage the future of people in the country.

0
Avatar
Newbie

I hope that more people will join Dora Akunyili and stand up for the truth. It is really unfortunate. I hope she lasts in that seat after declaring her stand.

0
Avatar
Newbie

My sister, I understand your frustration. Na wetin we go do? The state needs a leader but it is clear that the one that is supposed to be there has been lifeless all the while with his Churg Strauss syndrome!!

0
Avatar
Newbie

It is still amazing that Yar'adua is still out of the country and everyone seems to be quiet. The khaki boys are watching us in amazement. What is wrong with this country?

Does it mean that Yar'adua was occupying space while he was around as his absence is not felt at all? Are we even sure the man is alive? It seems as though Turai is leading us as only rumors are what we go by. Why can't the media take this seriously?

This is really frustrating!!!

0
Avatar
Newbie

Your post actually contains two questions:

1. Does Nigeria need a president? - The answer here is yes, our system of government requires it. Every nation must have a leader.

2. Is our current president better than none? - The answer here is not by much. This episode has shown that Yar'adua and the current leadership in general (perhaps previous ones too) are almost irrelevant to the life of the average Nigerian. Please read "The Irrelevance Of Governance In Nigeria": http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-386570.0.html#msg5373900.

That we can do without Yar'adua and the current leadership is a testimony to their INEFFECTIVENESS, rather than evidence that a nation, any nation, does not need a leader. Despite the danger inherent in the current situation the eggheads we pay in Abuja don't know what to do. We are fortunate that no African country with territorial ambition is in our neighbourhood! They are all Lilliputians who depend to some extent on Nigeria's largess.

0
Avatar
Newbie

This is why Nigeria is so unique in the ways things are done, unique in a very negative sense of it. Leaders take the people for

granted without any form of backlash. Let us also remember that this can never happen in some other countries, even developing

countries like Cuba where Fidel Castro handed over power when he was sick and hospitalised, he was even shown by CNN on the

hospital bed but that is a taboo in Nigeria.

Just as I said earlier on, it wont make any difference because he will remain his usual docile, morose looking, confused and no-action president

0
Avatar
Newbie

Doesn't like look funny that the leader of a Nation is in another sovreign nation and everyone in his country is left to guess how he is faring. For me, looks as though we are under the authority of Saudi Arabia that is why the president is so much at home there.

Anyway, like I asked originally, will it make any difference to us whenever if ever he comes back?

0
Avatar
Newbie

The answer indeed lies in the desert land known as Saudi Arabia

0
Avatar
Newbie

Do we have someone whose flesh and spirit are both willing and strong?

0
Avatar
Newbie

The spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak!!

0
Avatar
Newbie

But who is stopping him ?

0
Avatar
Newbie

A president is a symbol of sovereignity of an independent irrespective of any condition.certain constitutional powers are exclusively the rights of the president locally and internationally.poster may think evertthing is fine as yaradua is not availabe but in a larger context,we are not moving forward at all.

0
Avatar
Newbie

Well, he needs to come back and occupy space even if for the fun of just sitting there passively as he has always been!

0
Avatar
Newbie

But bluetooth, how have we been moving forward before he left? Just give me some examples of forward movement with Yar'ardua at the helm of affairs.

0
Avatar
Newbie
Your answer
Add image

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.