Actress, Lala Akindoju bemoans Nigeria leaders’ apathetic attitude to voters
Nollywood actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju has lamented how Nigerian leaders have failed to, and show empathy towards the citizens who elected them.
The actress, through her Twitter handle lamented how troubling and disturbing the increase in insecurity in the country, and Nigerian leaders carry on as though all is well, adding that they attend parties, give speeches but are turning a blind eye to the issues plaguing the nation.
“Was telling my second mum how heartbroken and disenfranchised Nigeria has left me. How I’m no longer interested in building the Nigeria of our dreams. Every day u wake up with hope and when all hope is dashed.
“What’s more troubling is how our leaders carry on as though all is well. Like they continue attending events and giving speeches like everything is rosy in this country. Things happen, people get killed, people are kidnapped, people are harassed, there’s an uproar and our leaders act like nothing happened. The thing actually confuses me.
“The last time Mr Macaroni and other peaceful protesters were beaten and harassed like criminals-after we shouted here- did anything happen??? Did the governor of the state address it? Insecurity is on the rise, nobody is safe, killings are now normal around the country and we all live in fear. Yet, our leaders just look away. Not even an attempt to show empathy for the people that put them there. The constitution was supposedly being reviewed and it was done for just 2 days – meanwhile, we know how much time resources go into election campaigns and political rallies. Panels were set up to investigate police brutality- again another sham. One second we believe that we can actually work together and build the Nigeria of our dreams. The next second our leaders remind us that we are just a joke to them. It is why we outsource common sense to prayer in Nigeria. God has given us all we need yet…… on June 12, these same leaders will celebrate democracy day and start giving speeches. El-oh-el.