Group known as Organization for Global Youth Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative (OGYPEDI) has called on the Senate particularly its president to urgently rise up to the responsibility of serving the people rather than the presidency and the executive.
The group asserted that it has become apparent that most occupants of political offices in Nigeria are completely bereft of the essence of their roles and the hardship the Buhari-led adminiatration has caused Nigerians.
National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Japhet Omene, made these assertions on Sunday in Benin while reacting to recent statement by the Senate President wherein in said “the Senate won’t fight Buhari to please anybody.”
Omone, while wondering why such statement would emante from a man who is supposed to represent the intrest of Nigerians and not just the President, noted that members of the Senate seem not to understand what is happening in the country neither do they really know their responsibilities.
He said Nigerian politicians must be conscious of the fact that their duty is to Nigeria as a whole and not to anyone in particular, just as he added that the selfish attitude of politicians towards their office needs to be addressed and tackled in earnest.
“It has become apparent to everyone that most occupants of political offices are completely bereft of the essence of their roles and the hardship which this administration has caused Nigerians.
“Now let me be categorically clear, and I believe I speak for all well-meaning Nigerian, the President and each member of the Senate have been entrusted with the responsibility of catering to the needs and benefit of every Nigerian.
“Every incumbent must be conscious of the fact that their duty is to Nigeria as a whole and not to anyone in particular. The selfish attitude of politicians towards their office needs to be addressed and tackled in earnest and I’m glad Nigerians are beginning to grow conscious of this fact,” he said.