by Akan Ido
Former Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees Chairman, Tony Anenih yesterday defended politicians saying not all of them are corrupt.
Anenih said this while delivering a speech at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, as the chief launcher of the book; “Nigeria, Yesterday, Today” authored by Professor Godwin Sogolo.
He said every society has its criminal elements but it is wrong to falsely declare every member of that society as bad.
Former minister of information, Professor Sam Oyovbaire said the book was an example of a good debate which was lacking in Nigeria. “This is what I call a good debate. There is no debate in Nigeria anymore”.
“All there is in this country is quarrel. People keep quarrelling with each other which does not help anybody,” he said.
Mallam Abba Dabo, the special adviser to the vice president on political affairs who was also present at the book launch commended the author for doing a good job.
Dabo, who represented Vice president Namadi Sambo reiterated that the present government is doing its best to improve all sectors of the society and would appreciate the input of brilliant minds towards the growth of the country.
The book launch reportedly saw government officials from various ministries and state governments well represented.