2023 Do away with sentiment to elect credible, competent leader – Senator Bamidele to Nigerians. Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ekiti Central, has urged Nigerians to cast their votes in the general election of 2019 for credible and capable leaders who will advance the nation.
He asked Nigerians to utilize their right to vote for a credible candidate who has scientific knowledge, an awareness of the issues at hand, and the necessary solutions to the problems the nation is now facing.
On Tuesday, the senator told journalists in Abuja that the country needed a leader who had a scientific understanding of the issues and the solutions that needed to be found in light of the numerous issues that Nigeria as a whole was facing, rather than someone who relied on sentiments to win election.
“My own understanding of what Nigeria needs right now is a president who has the scientific understanding of what’s to be done, the scientific understanding of what is wrong, the antecedent of having been able to fix broken communities, broken families,” he said, noting that for the nation to develop, sentiments of any kind should be jettisoned in the election of a credible and competent leader.
According to Senator Bamidele, if the economy is strong, there will be jobs, and if there are jobs, the socioeconomic implication is that the crime rate will decline. He emphasized that more physically fit people will be able to survive by starting their own businesses or finding employment with organizations or the government where they can establish a stable career.
He claimed that the nation required a leader who would dare to make decisions without worrying about who might be hurt or trying to defend a specific faith, tribe, or group of people.
The senator emphasized that Nigerians must accept the fact that their search should be for someone who can help fix the economy rather than someone who is coming to protect any particular religion or someone who is a product of a particular religion, but rather someone who firmly understands what it takes to turn a nation like ours so that Nigerians do not fall behind the rest of the comity of nations.