Ahead of the 2023 general elections, inexperience, lack of mentorship, and vision have been identified as root causes of leadership failure in Nigeria.
A legal practitioner who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Akogun Oyedepo, disclosed this in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during an event to mark the end of training organized for selected residents from across the 16 local government areas of the state on democratic studies, government and public service.
Akogun Oyedepo maintained that governance was too demanding to be left in the hands of untrained political leaders, saying without fixing Nigerian politics, it would be impossible to fix the nation’s economy and there could not be prosperity in the land. He said politicians must be well prepared for leadership roles through capacity building.
Oyedepo also added that the participants of the programme are now sent forth to effect needed changes in the political landscape of the state and beyond.
On his part, the factional APC Chairman in the State, Bashir Bolarinwa, and others said the electorates are yet to learn how to put intending political leaders on their toes.
The consensus at the event was that good governance was too demanding to be left in the hands of untrained politicians who would put the country and its citizens through perpetual suffering and setbacks.