Nigeria’s Professor of Political Economy and Management, Professor Pat Utomi, has slammed the country’s politicians for undermining the country’s democracy, saying they prefer women than they genuinely desire the development of the nation.
According to Prof. Utomi, the present crop of politicians in the country are more interested in sleeping with women than they are concerned about the country’s growth and progress when compared with the likes of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.Utomi said this while speaking as a guest lecturer at a special parliamentary session held by the Lagos State House of Assembly in commemoration of the second anniversary of the Seventh Assembly and 20 years of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Chief Moshood Abiola.
According to the former presidential candidate on the platform of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, leaders like the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was able to make positive changes in the country because they surrounded themselves with experts and people who could think.
He said this was different these days as political office holders now only appoint those who could help them get girls and women when the need arises, adding that this was part of the challenges facing the country.
He also castigated political office holders for acting with impunity in the country forgetting that power is transient.
“In some parts of the world, I get a ticket for a train ride and surprisingly, the next person standing close to you to take same train is the Speaker of a parliament. But here, you see the Speaker of a parliament moving with four or five security officers,” he lamented.
He appealed to political leaders to re-trace their steps.