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The Nigerian Academy of International Affairs has criticized political leaders for holding pre-election 2023 meetings outside the country.
In August, presidential candidates and a number of Conservatives and party officials gathered in Dubai, France and the United Kingdom.
Among them are Paula Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labor Party (LP), the governors of Abia (Okezi Ikbizu), and Oyo (Siye Makinde). and Rivers (Niseum Wake).
On Tuesday, the academy’s president, Bolaji Akinyemi, condemned the politicians as an “unwise and unintentional display of shame.”
According to his statement, their journey once again demonstrated that the Nigerian environment they polluted “does not help them flaunt their self-importance and undeserved respect.”
“Due to their neo-colonial mentality, they prefer delicious Western vibes,” Akinemi commented.
According to the group, the international gatherings directly or indirectly expose Nigeria to undue Western influence.
Akinyemi stated that the non-essential trips show indifference and disregard for the plight of workers and retirees who have not been paid their wages and pensions for an extended period of time.
The statement added that Nigeria’s absence from the world stage was the result of neo-colonial behaviour.
“Nigeria is not invited to the G20, the Brics or any other major meetings. Countries that monitor the behavior patterns of our leaders, such as the offensive meetings in London, Paris and Dubai, will not care for Nigeria.
No wonder South Africa has overtaken Nigeria on the international stage. “The solution to Nigeria’s problems lies within Nigeria and among Nigerians,” he stated.
The Academy insisted that brainstorming in Nigeria would be more cost-effective and more convenient, and that leaders should stop traveling abroad in search of a magic wand.
Professor Paula Akintrinua, former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), is the organization’s Secretary.
Prof. Joy Ogwu, Odin Ajumogobia (SAN), Prof. Akin Oyebud, Prof. Jade Osunkon, Professor Alaba Ogonsanu, Amp. Among the members, Godknows Igali, Director General of the NIIA, Professor Eghosa Osagie, among others.
Source: Daily Post
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