Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said change will not come until Nigerians destroy the structure of criminal enterprises established by politicians. He also lamented the purchase of vehicles worth N160 million for each federal lawmaker at a time when “people are suffering,” reports The Guardian.
Obi spoke at Ajao Estate, Lagos, during a condolence visit to the residence of the late constitutional lawyer and pioneer Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, whom he described as “consistent, honest, and truthful about a better Nigeria.”
He said: “Constituency projects are criminal. Because the executive is also criminally minded, it succumbed to things like that. Rascality and bad behaviour has been our culture. We should go back to the parliamentary system of government. It allows the people we voted to speak to us.
“In Nigeria, presidents delegate questions to aides. The criminality must be dismantled. People who already have cars are being given cars worth N160 million. People are suffering, there’s need to be modest. The person we voted for must be answerable to the people.”
Obi said from the day he met Nwabueze, the deceased had been “consistent in telling me things are not working. He was consistent in telling me that the constitution needs to be amended and the right things done”.