Former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Patrick Utomi has described President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, and other politicians across various party lines as a terrible mistake to Nigeria.
Speaking at the 26th Annual Pre-Ramadan Lecture held in Lagos, Utomi stated that Nigeria’s politics is annoying.
“The calibre of people who became politicians in Nigeria is a terrible mistake for our country. People have travelled from citizenship to idiocy,” the economics professor said.
“Nigeria is travelling in the wrong direction. This is really the problem. The gap between us and them is pushed in this emotional pulse,” Utomi was quoted to have said by Punch.
“We seem to stumble from crisis to crisis. In Nigeria, everything you say that seems to be structured, people dismiss it. They say, ‘Na grammar we go chop?’
“They forgot that every action starts from a theory. But this anti-intellectual disposition, not thinking, make us create mountains in a small manhole and put our country in a state of permanent crisis.
“We seem unable to have a rational conversation. Nigeria politics irritates, annoys me because it is not dealing with issues people are dealing with.”