The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Olufela Durotoye has attributed Nigeria’s continued problems on politicians who cannot offer good governance.
Durotoye said this in an interview with Channels where he said Nigeria needs nation builders and not politicians to move it forward.
“I’m not a politician, I’m a nation-builder,” Durotoye said
“The greatest challenge we have with turning a blessed country like Nigeria into a great nation is just getting good governance for Nigeria, and getting politicians out so that nation builders can govern.”
The ANN candidate also described Professor Kingsley Moghalu, and former presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, as also belonging to the nation-builder class.
He argued that the three of them have different agenda for the country as against the political class who have led the country to where it is.
“Just going by what you would call the quality of life index, I would say that we haven’t done well. There are now more people out of work more than ever,” Durotoye said
He added, “Where is the hope? Today I think that is one of the greatest challenges that we have. In terms of hope, Nigerians are less hopeless; in fact, more hopeless than they have ever been.
“And you can see that also in the number of people travelling out. Today, most people have lost faith in government but that’s not the one that pains me the most; they have lost faith in themselves.
“They have lost faith in their ability to be able to change and make things better.”
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