The prominent lawyer made the comments while speaking on Thursday, September 29, during an event in Oyo state.
Olanipekun also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak to Nigerians more.
The prominent lawyer made the comments on Thursday, September 29, during an event at the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo.
“I am not interested in any political office and I am not begging for any position. But I insist and I have a right to insist that Nigeria must be governed properly. I am saying that today, Nigeria is not being governed properly. There is rudderlessness on the part of the government both at the Federal, state and local government level. They are leaving things that they should do undone,” he said according to Vanguard.
“Let us start with this principle, do as I do and not do as I say. And in that wise also, we need to plead with Mr President, he needs to engage Nigerians more. I don’t want to be hearing what the President says through the aides every time; I want to hear the President myself. And my children and grandchildren want to hear what the President is telling them.
“That was how people like us grew up. I listened to and heard the likes of Awolowo speak with my ears live, I heard Akintola and others, not the tales from Femi Adeshina or Shehu Garba.
“The President must engage and feel the pulse of the people and again, there is too much distance and too much gap between the government and the governed, which is not good for this country,” he added according to Tribune.
Olanipekun also urged former president, Olusegun Obasanjo to reveal the cabals which had previously bought Nigeria’s assets.
Obasanjo had earlier referred to the cabals while expressing his support for the government’s plan to sell national assets.