Take The Moral High Ground And Stop Being A Tribal leader, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for being a sectional leader.

Mrs. Ezekwesili, who supported Buhari during the 2015 presidential election, asked Mr. Buhari to  take the moral high ground and act as a true leader by showing love to all.

She said this in a series of tweets on Twitter while reacting to the recent deployment of soldiers in the South-East codenamed Operation Python Dance 2.

She stated, “It is tragic that you, our President, Muhammadu Buhari, have deliberately or inadvertently alienated a segment of the people you lead. It is tragic.”

The former minister said it was absurd for Buhari to punish an entire geopolitical zone because of the actions of a few.

“The leader of a country cannot be friends only of those he/she likes. No. That is not leadership. The leader builds up groups. Not divide. You cannot lead only those that worship and swear by you. You are the leader. You must carry the burden even of those that detest you.

“It is the lowest form of churlishness that is unbecoming of a leader to send signals that you dislike anyone of the groups you lead. A leader is a winner. When a winner acts like a loser, things go wrong in their kingdom. Real leaders build a bond with all their people.

“Worst is when a leader makes enemies of most because he abhors the action of one or a few. That is not leadership! That is ethnic prejudice. A real leader does not suffer from the destructive disease of ethnic prejudice. It endangers his/her people and real leaders cannot bear such,” she added.

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