In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power – Peter Obi
Peter Obi, the 2019 PDP vice presidential candidate, has stated that people don’t get told the truth when they are on power.
The former governor of Anambra State made this known during the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.
While speaking, Peter Obi blamed Nigerian leaders for their role in corruption and for not investing in education.
“The truth is that in Nigeria, the problem is over 75%. The country has been criminalised. Quote me, I am talking from experience of somebody who had served, I was there for eight years,” he said.
“What I found in Nigerians and your parents here, including me, I am a victim of that, I was governor for eight years, you can hardly see anybody who tells you something is wrong.
“Everybody calls you his excellency, that since you came, things have changed, even, when you know that nothing has changed.
“ It is just that we have a government that has criminalised the society and people celebrate criminality. So, nobody could say to them, stop.
“Those who steal, if they come to church they will give them front seats, so, why would they not steal? They are the ones who are given chieftaincy tittles, they are the ones who get tittles in the world. So, we need to change all that.”