Utomi emphasized the pivotal role of effective leadership in maintaining political stability. Drawing a sharp contrast, he asserted that under the leadership of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a crisis of such magnitude would have been less likely to occur. Despite acknowledging imperfections in Obasanjo’s tenure, Utomi highlighted the absence of a culture understanding the duty of leadership to citizens, allowing politicians to engage in disruptive behavior. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
He went on to express confidence that such a crisis would not have unfolded under Obasanjo’s leadership, citing a cultural understanding of the responsibilities of leadership as a significant factor.
In Utomi’s assessment, the current political landscape lacks a proper grasp of the duty leaders owe to citizens. This deficiency, he argued, permits politicians to act recklessly and engage in actions detrimental to the political stability of the region.
Hear him: “The fact of the crisis is the absence of leadership at the very top. It would never have happened under Obasanjo, I can assure you that in spite of many other things that went wrong during his tenure. But there is no culture of understanding of the duty of leadership to the citizens and this is allowing the politicians to run riot and do some of these things that they are doing”. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>