A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has said that real politicians in Nigeria are not up to 200 in number, insisting that the rest are armed robbers who speak political languages.
Speaking at a book launch in Abuja on Thursday, Adewole also said that security agents and the government of the day were not willing to end the operations of bandits and Boko Haram in the country.
According to the presidential hopeful, ministers, members of the National Assembly and most civil servants in the country are not good people, adding that a good person would not steal over N140 billion from the country’s coffers, alluding to the Accountant-General of the Federation.
“If the President says he does not want One Chance in Abuja, there’ll be no One Chance. If security agencies say they don’t want bandits, and want them eradicated in 7 days, they’ll eradicate them in seven days. But they’ve rented the country out to them.
“Our ministers, National Assembly members and civil servants are not good people. Look at the way they behave. Good people don’t steal N140b. Good people don’t steal N1 at all. Good people are not ministers who want to contest for President but refuse to resign.
“The number of politicians in Nigeria cannot be up to 200. The rest are armed robbers speaking political language. Nigeria doesn’t have many politicians.
“In an atmosphere of governmental orphanage, those who are responsible for the affairs of the government, for proper governance, absconded from their duties, so Nigerians are like children of a wealthy family who lost their parent and their caretakers are looting the resources without taking care of the beneficiaries or a company that is under a hostile takeover.
“So what I am saying to the Nigeria youths is that it is not enough to be angry, it is not enough to complain, you must take ownership. Because those who are in government, those who came before them and those who are planning to come now are planning to come and loot your resources. The earlier you wake up and do three things the better for you.
“You must find a solution to your problems by yourself.
“You must act collectively to be productive.
“You must take control of the politics and put people who can think and are energetic and responsible and stop complaining to them. 2023 is an opportunity to do so.
“That is why I’m preaching to young people to stop complaining to the government and be the government. That is how you take control like an orphan who becomes prematurely mature and takes control of his own future