The Presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore has dismissed Nigerian leaders as ‘morons’ who ‘don’t think.’
“Starting from Obasanjo’s administration, we have been ruled by morons,” said Mr Sowore at a public forum on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday. “Our leaders don’t have intellect, they don’t think.”
Aiming at President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a subject of school leaving certificate controversy, Mr Sowore added that: “A man who is looking for his certificate at 76 is an idiot. How can you be looking for a certificate that is with Cambridge in WAEC?”
Mr Sowore, fiery publisher of Sahara Reporters with activist inclination, then vowed to jail past officials who had misappropriated public funds.
“I will be clear about fighting corruption,” said Mr Sowore, noting, though, he had been advised not to talk about fighting corruption. “If we find out that someone stole 20 years ago, we will jail the person even if he only has a day left to live.”
He continued: “If you are collecting Abacha’s loot, you should be collecting Obasanjo’s loot, you should be collecting Babangida’s loot. Loot is loot!
“If we can collect money from Abacha who is dead, why can’t we collect our looted money from Obasanjo and Babangida who have embezzled our money while they were in government I will probe them all.
“Over the years, Nigerians have been serving the greedy I think it is the time to serve the needy, we need to draw the line to say enough is enough ”
On minimum wage, Mr Sowore said he is not clamouring for N100 thousand minimum wage but actually a living wage.
He further added that “There are no intentions on my own part to legalise cannabis. But all I intend to do is to export and sell the endowed product to people and countries that need them.
“This is because Nigeria is having the best of this product. In fact, it has become the oil of the world. It is a big product that can fetch us fortunes in Nigeria.”
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