Nigeria In Danger Of Becoming One-Party State… Obaze
Mr Oseloka Obaze, the immediate-past Secretary to the Anambra State Government has warned that Nigeria is facing the danger of creeping toward a one-party state.
Obaze, was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2017 in Anambra said this in his Keynote Address at the maiden edition of the “Frontier Discourse” organised by the Pacesetter Frontier Magazine.
Speaking on the topic “Mental Power at the Mercy of Political Will: Nigerian Politics and its Conscious Play to Ignorance” the former United Nations diplomat said those in power and those seeking public offices in Nigeria ought to be asking some heady questions.
According to him Nigeria faces the “danger of creeping toward a one-party state.”
He said that Nigeria is too diverse in terms of religion, geography and language to be run on a one party basis, warning that those who fancy the idea of a one-party state now will soon regret it.
Obaze, who was conferred with the award of “Frontier Person” during the event, said that the failure to restructure Nigeria was part of the areas in which the political elite have succeeded in hoodwinking the nation.
He maintained that “Nigeria continues to fail in its collective effort to tackle several notable national questions germane to her nation building and overall advancement.”
“Power in Nigeria is now possessive, and is underpinned by the winner-take-all mindset. Those who wield power tend to use it to cancel the aspirations, needs and rights of others.
“Nothing can justify the divisive public comments of some public officials aimed at cancelling culture.
“The vexatious scope and chilling effect of the acrimony elicited by the restructuring debate and nationalist agitations notwithstanding, certain vituperations are simply unacceptable.”
The event was chaired by Former Minister for Information, Frank Nweke II.
Other guests at the lecture were Sen. Ike Ekweremadu; Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo among others.