Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday claimed that the political landscape in Nigeria has been taken over by those who stole money and drug barons, the type he said are now in the National Assembly, NASS.
Speaking after delivering a speech on ‘Leadership in the African Context – How to Drive Transformational Change in African Countries,’ at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, he enjoined youths to be actively involved in politics so as to bring about good governance in Africa and particularly Nigeria
The former president expressed regret that the amount of money required in politics was obscene, stressing that something must be done about it.
His words, “Politics in Nigeria has been dominated by people that have stolen money, that have godfathers or even drug barons, the type we have now at the National Assembly. So youths should pool resources to become politically active in order to replace the present crop of leaders and provide better alternatives”.