President Muhammadu Buhari says if Nigeria must sustain its democracy, there had to be the evolution of moral leaders who would not steal the commonwealth meant to provide services to the people, reports Vanguard.
Declaring open a two-day National Political Summit, yesterday in Abuja, President Buhari said he was worried by the revelations over the money meant for the purchase of arms to address the security challenge in the North East, following the activities of members of Boko Haram.
Represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, President Buhari said the moral leaders must be ready to offer exemplary moral leadership in the shape of a strong ethical compass and place the nation and the people above selves.
“The theme of the summit 2015 elections; consolidating the gains and building positive and sustainable democracy, indeed, came at a very good time. Every step to the balance of a stable democracy is worth it, even as we celebrate,” the president said.
“My support for sustained dialogue among political stakeholders and key actors in our country will help in speeding up the political evolution of our country, grow our politics, building understanding and definitely help our people.”
Meanwhile, all the governors in the country boycotted the summit, which took place at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja, despite having their pictures on the 50-page programme.
The summit was organized by the Save Democracy Group Africa.