Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, says the country needs a leader that will treat citizens like family.
Okorocha spoke on Thursday at a public lecture in Abuja, organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) press corps.
The senator representing Imo west said those elected into public office should give every citizen they come across a sense of belonging.
“Any leader that emerges in the country must treat everyone as a family [member] and not segregate [against them],” Okorocha said.
“If only governors are like what governor Ganduje is doing — appointing other people not from their zone — you will be uniting the country by doing that.
“All governors and ministers are friends; you need to see us drinking coffee at the Hilton.”
The senator said the policies of the government do not work because “we have not been able to create a myth to unite this country.”
“We must solve the issue of hunger, injustice. What Nigeria is looking for is leadership — give everybody a sense of belonging and there will be peace.”
On his part, Jibrin Barau, senator representing Kano north, said with dialogue, the country will be able to resolve major issues, including secessionists’ agitations.
“The best thing to do at all times is dialogue,” Jibrin said.
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