Lawyer and Human Right Activist, Abdul Mahmud says the South African xenophobicxenophobic attacks have placed the spotlight on the weak leadership in Nigeria.
Mahmud said this in a series of tweets on his official twitter handle, stating that the current Nigeria government is at sea dealing with foreign policy matters.
The lead Attorney for Endsars campaign also disclosed that he will announce his entry into partisan and governance politics in December, 2019.
He said, “How a can government issue a statement on the recall of its High Commissioner, then later addresses a press conference to clarify the recall. The South African xenophobic attacks have placed the spotlight on the weak leadership in our country.”
“How did we get to this sorry pass? Is it that there are no eggheads shorn of personal interest thinking for this government? A simple reaction expected of a government came rather late and in spite of, same government is making a hiccup of itself.”
“Isn’t it ironic that we produced some of the best diplomats and foreign ministers in the 3rd world under unrepresentative military governments? Think of Joe Garba, Henry Adefope- both soldiers! Think.’
“Under the military we had an engaging foreign policy, so what’s happening? It is sad that we have a shrinking governance space and a high leadership deficit. Our current crop of leaders isn’t nuanced in anything.”
“This crop cannot address the mounting domestic strife and it is no surprise it is at sea dealing with foreign policy matters. Since the South African xenophobic attacks broke, our leaders have received more education on diplomacy on twitter. How ironic.”
“This cannot continue for long; we must arrest the drift of our country in the continental and international diplomacy arena. A new crop of engaged citizens must enter the partisan governance arena as our country drifts…”
“Come December 2019 the Great Oracle will announce his entry into partisan and governance politics. Let it be stated upfront: it will be neither PDP nor APC. Both parties have nothing for the future of this Great Country.”