Former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has come hard on past leaders of Nigeria, according to him, former leaders should be held responsible for the present situation of the country.
Oshiomhole was speaking at the first Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Memorial lecture, tagged, “Nation Building and Development in Nigeria,” organised by the University of Abuja.
The former NLC President noted that the elites who supervised the restructuring of Nigeria from three regions to 37 states were responsible for Nigeria’s problems.
The ex-governor said those leaders having ruled and superintended over Nigeria for more than three decades, and now in civilian uniforms, were going about criticizing governments.
“Once our elites are out of government, they bring down the bridges of government. Our old elites have no right having messed up yesterday.
“The task of nation building must not be compromised by our elites who have benefitted from Nigeria through education and more.
“These old men have no right, having messed up your yesterday and responsible for the confusion of today, they have no right to divert your attention to a feasible Nigeria for posterity.
“The poverty in Igbo is the same poverty in the north, the poverty in the east is the same poverty in the west, but when it comes to sharing money there is no Igbo, Yoruba or Hausas among them, they are united in looting”, he said.