Olawole Olakunle ‘MKO, National Youth Caucus Leader, KOWA Party, has urged the Federal Government to consider the comment of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo as a clarion call to address the insecurity issues facing the country.
In a press statement signed by Olawole, he said instead of focusing on replying Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, the federal government should channel such timely pragmatism in addressing the many insecurity challenges facing the nation.
He lamented that the Government has always been quick to reply ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo anytime he speaks or draws attention to cogent National issues adding that, “it is indeed sad that such level of pragmatism had never been reciprocated to tackle insecurities that consistently question the basis of our National Unity. It is sad that we have reduced the position of the so called Elder statesman to that of docility in the face of many challenges facing the nation.
“That the government would reply in the manner it did is a testament to how stereotypical our leadership set up is. Salient times and issues require us not to shy away from the fact that there is no national cohesion in the land.”
The KOWA National Youth leader decried the growing rate of insecurity in the various geo-political zones, he explained that “Insecurity on all fronts remain unchecked, and in itself is a reason to address our “non-negotiable” National Unity. There is nothing non-negotiable about our “sham unity”, In-fact what keeps us united is negotiating that unity and addressing the basis of our national cohesion instead of throwing banters and ignoring the important issues that reflect positively on the electorates, the government reply is condescending in that our national polity is reduced to beer parlor banter.”
He added that this is the right timing to address the salient issues raised by the former President. “That there is no national election in sight is a more important reason to look critically into the Ex-president’s assertions, while utilizing the clarion call as an avenue to address the foundation of our national unity”, Olawole added.