Former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has urged African leaders to emulate the courage of British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who announced his resignation because the people voted against his choice of United Kingdom being a member of EU.
He also commended the practice of democracy in United Kingdom with respect to the peaceful way the referendum to exit or stay in European Union, EU, was conducted.
Onuesoke appreciated the manner the referendum was conducted, just as he wished that the Federal Government could call for referendum on some burning issues in Nigeria so as to know the true situation of things in the country.
“I want to believe some of us followed the build-up to the referendum. There were protests, rallies, campaigns, etc, where the Exiters and Insiders were freely allowed to sell their views to the public. Nobody was arrested for treason, neither did Prime Minister, David Cameron sent soldiers to shoot at sight and kill Brexit protesters/campaigners”, Onuesoke said.
Onuesoke, who urged African leaders to emulate Cameron’s style of leadership for resigning because the people voted against his wish, noted, “I’m not sure many African leaders would be prepared to accept the accountability that goes with their decisions and do what Cameron just did. It is also a wakeup call to Britain to encourage their former colonies, such as Nigeria, to decide their future through referendum.”