Why Nigerians must criticise their leaders – Peter Obi
Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has advised Nigerians to continue talking about problems being faced under the present administration.
Obi dispelled the belief that leaders view criticisms as subversive to government, saying, on the contrary, that great leaders listen to criticisms of genuine patriots and act on the basis of that.
According to him, those in power might be shielded by their aides from knowing the true position of things in the country, hence the reason for consistency in criticisms.
Obi said this yesterday when he paid a visit to Pope John 11 Major Seminary, Okpuno.
He said: “As the governor and even now, I listen to what people say because no person is perfect.
“Even though some talk out of other reasons thereby standing truth on its head, but there are genuine critics who speak out of love for the country.
“When such people talk, as humans one might get annoyed, but I assure you that those sort of things help one to reflect in one’s quiet moment.
“Part of the problem those in authority face is that the vocal ones that enjoy one favour or the other from government are always dumb to the problems of the country. “