The 2023 Governorship Candidate for the African Democratic Congress (ADC),in Abia State, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, has disclosed that a new Nigeria is possible, if only Nigerian leaders can accept responsibility and take the development of Nigeria as their business.
Interacting with Newsmen shortly after the 6th Abia Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Forum in Umuahia, the ADC guber candidate,said Nigerian leaders cannot continue to act indifferently and expect a clamp down on issues bedeviling the nation.
The Cleric stated that a new Nigeria could be achievable when leaders are committed to transformation and transparency, adding that whatever change one desires,it must first begin with the individual.
Onuoha emphasized on the need for leaders to portray the exact attitude they seek from their citizens. According to him,”If you dont want people to lie,you must be ready to tell the truth at all times.If you dont want people to steal,as a leader you must not steal public funds.
“Today,what we suffer are as a result of the actions of our leaders.Insecurity have become the order of the day, because our leaders are not telling us the truth.
“How did insecurity begin? Is because our leaders are not transparent to disclose the true position of things”.
He envisaged a new society if only leaders can take up their responsibilities and stop shifting them to the populace.
The 2023 Abia guber candidate also disclosed that he is not unaware of the challenges confronting the state, adding that he has what it takes to address them adequately, having served in various capacities, contributing his quota to the development of the state and nation.
According to him,he has served as a community and national leader and he is not just beginning to do things right, stating that the current security situation confronting the nation was as a result of negligence, adding that if insecurity must be a thing of the past, it must be tackled from the root.
Bishop Onuoha, however, maintained that to end insecurity in Nigeria, governments must be ready to involve everyone and also give up their security vote for the fight.
Earlier at the Abia SME Forum, the guber candidate re-emphasized the need for the channels in Aba to be opened,so as to provide ease in doing business. According to him, people find it difficult to come to Aba to do business, adding that the earlier government open up the commercial hub of the state interms of providing infrastructural development and other indices that could help business to thrive, the better for the state.