The 2023 Labour Party presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi, said that the burden of achieving a new Nigeria is the responsibility of Nigerians.
The former governor of Anambra said this as part of his message of felicitation to Nigerians as the nation clocks 63.
He expressed optimism that even at 63, Nigerians can still achieve a new nation.
Obi lamented the grave uncertainties and apparent hardship the citizens of Nigeria were experiencing due to persistent leadership failure after 63 years of their nationhood, according to Peoples Gazette.
He noted that, in an analogy between a nation’s life and the parameters of modern technology, if the input is garbage in, then the output would be garbage out.
He said, “Nigeria cannot be an exception. If we subscribe to rogue leadership, then we must face the attendant consequences.
“At 63 years, what type of questions are Nigerians asking of their leaders, and what type of answer are we expecting?
“Present realities notwithstanding, I am hopeful that a new Nigeria is possible, but the burden of responsibility is on Nigerians.”