The presidential candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on Monday expressed concerned over the state of affairs in Nigeria, saying the country is in a state of anomie.
Mimiko, who was a two-term governor of Ondo State, disclosed this while responding to questions on ‘Fact-finder’, an interactive radio programme on Sweet FM, monitored by our correspondent in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The former minister bemoaned the increasing spate of killings, poverty index and what he termed ‘challenging youth unemployment, insisting that if he was satisfied with state of affairs in Nigeria, he would not have been running for president.
“I believe we are in the state of anomie in this country. Never in this country have we found ourselves in preferential treatment. Never in the history of this country has our unity been stretched. Never in the history of this country has lives been so devalued. It’s killings, killings and killings everyday.
“Killings from Fulani herdsmen/farmers clash, killings from Boko Haram insurgency, killings from road accident. Even our pregnant women die in pregnancy. The chances that pregnant woman will die is highest in Nigeria in the whole wide world.
“We have suddenly become poverty capital. I don’t think things are going right in this country. The rate of unemployment is very challenging.
“Some of us decided that we must stand up because we care to challenge the state of affairs in this country,” he said.
The former governor popularly called “Iroko” equally dismissed the belief that he is not consistent following his defections from one party to another in the last three years.
He blamed his defections on internal sabotage and infractions within the ranks of those political parties he had dumped.