The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, has said Nigeria’s problems are surmountable, vowing to kick out poverty in 18 months and boost the economy of the nation.
The 2023 SDP presidential flagbearer, who stated this in an interactive session with newsmen over the weekend in Lagos State, said the next President must have competence, courage and character to rebuild the country and restore hope to Nigerians.
Adebayo warned that the country would continue to grapple with the challenges it is presently facing, unless it gets honest and purposeful leadership.
According to him, all the problems, including banditry, continued to fester because of lack of sincerity of purpose by the nation’s leaders, saying, “What we call security problem in Nigeria is the regular day to day problem, in Nigeria we have mere skirmishes from bandits.
“Any problem that AK47 can solve is not a problem, the government is not just serious enough to attend to the problem, there is nothing serious, the Nigerian Army is very strong. I have done my assessment, I think the Nigerian Army is using two percent of its attention on Boko Haram because they have seen that it is not the priority of the government.
“They have a lot of people who are making money from these things and others say let me join them because I will soon retire and they won’t pay my pension and this moron here is claiming N1 billion a week, so let me join them. That is what is happening. The bandits make money and the security people make money. That is what is happening.’’