July 31, 2012 by Ade Adesomoju
Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, on Monday blamed the current woes confronting the country on two former heads of state Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida.
Falana critisised the two former leaders in a statement on Monday following a joint statement by the duo stating that there was “poverty, fear and uncertainty” in the country.
Obasanjo and Babangida had, in their statement on Sunday, warned that the consequences of the current state of the country were capable of affecting national unity. They added that the loss of innocent lives being experienced across the country was no longer bearable.
However, Falana accused the former heads of state of misrule, failing to harness the nation’s resources, a development which he said, led to the current condition of the country.
He said, “For about 20 years both of them misruled and wasted the rare oppotunity to harness our abundant resources to make Nigeria one of the leading nations in the world, hence, ence the current state of poverty, fear and uncertainty.”
He described as an arrogant posture, the failure of both of them to apologise to Nigerians in their statement for the havoc their regimes had caused the country.
The human rights lawyer said Nigeria had witnessed ethno-religious clashes which claimed many lives and destruction of property under their regimes.
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