Senator Alex Kadiri, a respected member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has chosen to raise his voice on pressing issues affecting both Nigeria and his home state, Kogi. Despite his unwavering loyalty to the APC, Senator Kadiri feels compelled to address critical concerns he has regarding the state of his nation and his party.
His passionate plea arises from a deep-seated worry about Nigeria’s trajectory, a concern that has driven him to speak out. As a senior citizen, Kadiri believes he must prevent his beloved country from descending into turmoil, even if it means speaking out against the party he once worked tirelessly for.
Kadiri’s concerns encompass not only the national stage but also his home state of Kogi. He laments the apparent stifling of voices within the All Progressives Congress APC, emphasizing that freedom of expression has been compromised within the party.
The focal point of his criticism is the decision to field an APC candidate for the upcoming elections in Kogi. Senator Kadiri asks a pivotal question: “What has the APC government done in Kogi State to merit their candidate’s selection?” He asserts that their record is marked by a lack of substantial achievements.
His dismay deepens as he recounts a delegation led by the national chairman traveling to Lokoja, the state capital of Kogi, amidst laughter and cheer. He finds this situation troubling and expresses his embarrassment at the display.
In a show of transparency, Kadiri acknowledges that the delegation did not fly into Lokoja due to the city’s absence of an airport. This revelation suggests that they must have journeyed by road, which holds its significance in this context.
Senator Kadiri criticizes what he perceives as a party seeking victory at any cost, even if it means violence and intimidation. He expresses sadness over the party’s willingness to take electoral disputes to tribunals, which he believes undermines the integrity of the judicial system.
He reflects on his efforts to engage with President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, underlining his commitment to obtaining answers to crucial questions.
Finally, Kadiri implores his party to remember that it is they who owe obligations to the Nigerian people, not the other way around. He emphasizes that threats should not be employed as political tools.
Senator Alex Kadiri’s bold decision to speak out while maintaining his membership in the APC showcases the ongoing discourse and reform efforts within the party. His message underscores the necessity of transparency and open dialogue in political organizations, as well as the responsibility of leaders to serve the best interests of the Nigerian populace.”