The speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said godfatherism should be tackled once corruption has been dealt with.
Mr. Dogara said this via his twitter handle, @doyakubu.
“After corruption, the next thing to kill is godfatherism, in fact its (sic) corruption in another form. So let’s kill both.#randommusings,” he tweeted.
“We must have a sound mentoring program for raising leaders as against godftherism.#randommusing,” he said.
Mr. Dogara said godfathers rest on the insecurity of those they claimed to have helped to power.
“Why do certain godfathers’ securities rest on the insecurity of those they claimed to have helped to power! #randommusings,”he said.
“Why do godfathers always want to have followers who do not and must not have sense of self-worth?#randommusings,”he tweeted.
“Why should the success or rising profile of a godson turn into the godfathers insecurity? Why?#randommusing,”he said.
“Are godfathers true leaders? True leaders raise Leaders while godfathers busy themselves in raising sycophants.#randommusings,” he said.
Mr. Dogara said, “I share the pains of a generation that is outwardly free but with lots of fetters on the inside firmly anchored on godfathers.#randommusings,”he said.
“Deeply worried that the most difficult chains to break are the ones inside of us and unless we break these man made chains.#randommusings,”
“Our generation is doomed nd by extension our dear country cos it takes truly free men nd women to build a nation.#randommusings,” he said.
“Thank God for the social media but how many of us can stand to what we hold dear esp when our godfathers say no?#randommusing,”he said.
“Where is the place of character in our leadership recruitment process? Why are we no longer convicts of our convictions?#randommusing,”he said.
“Why do we abandon our convictions at the caprices of a godfather without demonstrable evidence that we are wrong?#randommusing,”he said.
Mr. Dogara said said corruption can not be killed as long as godfathers still hold on to godsons that hold public offices.
“With godfathers always breathing on the necks of their godsons who hold public offices,we can’t kill corruption/make progress.#randommusings,” he said.
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