By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The National Chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje has urged journalists as the 4th estate of the realm to lead the charge in the fight to have a just and egalitarian society that will be beneficial every Nigerian.
He expressed this in a statement made available to media in Kaduna on Sunday.
Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje said there is no better time for journalists to fulfill their responsibilities as the 4th estate of the realm than now when the country is bedeviled with security, political and socio-economic challenges.
Omo-Aje who is also the National Chairman of Action Alliance Party added that all around the nation there is a decadence due to what he called, collective amnesia of the political elite.
He further said there is no perfection in nature,but there is a minimum benchmark and expectation that a nation should not go below in the welfare of her citizenry, and Nigeria has not been able to reach this minimum as a nation, the signs are there for us to see and feel.
” Time will not permit me to catalogue all these our collective failures which have been in the public space for years, but I want to challenge our compatriots at the 4th estate to lead the charge in the fight to have a just and egalitarian society that fits us as a nation.
“when you go extra mile to truthfully expose our failures, the citizenry gets educated and awareness will be engraved in the subconciousness of our people. I will mention a few areas that need your research and exposure.
“The political class that stood normally on its head to destroy the political system from internal democracy to balloting, promoting mediocrity, cash and carry, and thuggery in the political space.
“The bureaucracy at all levels that crafts together policies that can drive our collective welfare for a just society and at the same time sabotage the same effort, reap the system apart for their own gains and to satisfy political interests either as individuals or as a region.
“Thee security outfits that suppresses truth in doing their jobs, oppressing the have nots while criminals fester and take over our society.
“This is fuelling frustrations among the citizenry, further aggravating our insecurity.
“The judiciary and delay of justice; why does the wheel of justice move at snail speed? Is it lack of enough and efficient personnel, equipment, funding, training or interference and role of security agencies in creating nightmare for judicial system for speedy dispensation of justice?” he stressed