The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, asserted that lunatics have taken over leadership positions in Nigeria and they need to be flushed out.
According to Obi, over 70 percent of politicians in Nigeria today should not be in politics and competent people need to be voted in to save the country.
Peter Obi made this assertion on Sunday at the Men of Valour conference with the theme: “Navigating the corridors of power, the church, and the politics organised by the Revival House of International Church (RHOGIC), Abuja.”
“We can’t allow this gangsterism to continue, Nigerians should take back their country.”
“70 per cent of those who are in politics today should not have any reason to be there. I have said it, politics in Nigeria is a case where lunatics have taken over the asylum.
“This is the only country where the worst is leading. I was a trader and gradually entered into politics. When you take far more than you need you are sick.
“How do you explain that one person took N80 billion it is not greed it is sickness. When you take a 1billion that is greed but when you take N80 billion that is sickness. Mad people have taken over our politics.
“If we get young people with the competence and capacity to be there, things will change.”
Speaking about the possibility of a third force wrestling power from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the former Anambra state governor said the people will decide.
“It is about the people. When I contested as governor in Anambra I did so in a small party. People told me that I had no structure. People are the structure. When I was a governor in Anambra, my party had no state or federal lawmaker.
“When I left as governor no state was financially stable as Anambra. We were not owing anybody. The people will decide who will rule them. Luckily we have eight months, let people come and tell you how they have started. Come and tell us, don’t use people or glossy paper, tell us from your mouth so that we can hold you to account.”