A former governor in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state says that only a thief – or a candidate backed by a thief – can be elected president in the oil-rich West African state.
Balarabe Musa, 81, made the comments during a meeting with Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore, who hopes to contest next year’s presidential election.
“Nobody can be a president of Nigeria unless he is a thief or is supported by thieves… The fact is clear – otherwise, who can spend billions [on campaigning]?,” said Mr Musa, who was governor from 1979 until 1981.
I totally agree with balarabe musa because our political space is filled with lootocrats who dictates the pace of governance for crying out loud we need nation builders, sound minded personality & innovative leaders who can reshape our polity for good #agendasetting
— Edgal o. lucky (@edgal_o) April 16, 2018
@ClassicFM973 Balarabe Musa's comment is true, correct and exact. Nigeria is being governed and controlled by mostly corrupt people. Very soon, we shall begin to hear "I borrowed money to buy form", "my friends and well wishers donated money for me to buy form"…
— Chigozie Uwaoma (@Claubube) April 16, 2018
@KUFMNIGERIA balarabe musa is fantastically right. Nigerians want to see magic, always in haste, that's the problems we have in Nigerians
— Omorogbe Osas Earl (@EarlOsas) April 16, 2018