Politics Ex-Population Commission Boss, Festus Odimegwu, Explodes; Calls for Military Takeover in Nigeria



A former chairman of the National Population Commission, Festus Odimegwu, has lambasted the Nigerian political class, accusing government at all levels of corruption and ineptitude- failings he said are now enough for the Nigerian military to seize political power in the country.

In an explosive interview published by ThisDay last weekend, Mr. Odimegwu said Nigeria had failed and that it was time for the military to intervene to save whatever is remaining of the country. PREMIUM TIMES got ThisDay’s permission to run excerpts of the the interview.

Mr. Odimegwu, a former head of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, said Nigeria has shown it is not ready for democracy because of widespread violence, ineptitude, corruption and illiteracy, saying the country should instead go the way of Egypt, where the military ousted the country’s first democratically-elected government in 2013.

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