20th June, 2022
Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Dr. Peter Obi has lamented that lunatics have taken over politics in Nigeria, saying they must be flushed out.
Obi spoke at the ‘Men of Valour’ conference organised by the Revival House of Glory International Church (RHOGIC), Abuja.
According to him, 70 percent of those who are in politics today should not have any reason to be near there.
“I have said it before and I will say it again. Politics in Nigeria is a case where lunatics took over the asylum. They must be out.
“You must replace that asylum with people who are competent. This is the only country where the worst is leading; the best should lead. I have served there; I am a trader and I started gradually and entered into politics,” he said.
Obi lamented: “How do you think about one person taking N80 billion? $200m? That is sickness. It is not greed. The person is greedy. Greed is taking one N1 billion which he is not entitled to but taking N80 billion is sickness.”
“That is a simple truth. And that’s why I said mad people have taken over,” Obi added in a report by Channels TV.
Obi stated that if the nation got more young people who have the competence and capacity to be there, they could start developing these things.