Ex-Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians to bear in mind the future of the upcoming generation when making political judgements.
Obi who recently resigned from the presidential race, gave the advice in commemoration of the 2022 Children’s day celebration which usually comes up on the 27th day of May, every year.
He said the parameters of national development continue to point towards uncertainty for the future of Nigerian children, owing to poor governance.
Insisting that no country can survive by heedlessness and extravagance, Obi in his popular line said: “the society we abuse today will take its revenge on our children tomorrow”.
According to him, the slogan was borne out of close observance of repeated pattern of governance over the years, where Political leaders do not take the future of youngsters seriously. ‘Unless the present dangerous trend of failure is reversed, the Nigerian child will remain disadvantaged’. He added.
Obi therefore urged Nigerians to leverage on the coming elections and chose a leader who has the interest of the people at heart, noting that citizens must avoid being seduced into transactional politics and ensure that only credible persons, with track records of success, are elected into power.
While wishing Children a happy celebration, He enjoined them to remain law-abiding and useful to the society, even as they take their education seriously and be of good manners.
The former Governor whose next move is yet to be unravelled, has recently been in the news for exiting the Presidential race and quiting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) few days to the party’s convention.