‘Nigeria’s problem has been analogue leaders’

Buhari and Atiku
Buhari and Atiku

The presidential candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore has called on Nigerians to vote out analogue leaders without the capacity to process data.

According to him, data processing had remained one of the greatest cogs in the nation’s wheel of development.

Mr Sowore stated this on Sunday night during a presidential interactive session in Abuja with the theme: The Peoples Debate, organised by Television Continental with support from a civil society organisation, Enough is Enough and other partners.

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But candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party were absent.

The debate featured five other candidates including Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party; Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party; Tope Fasua of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party; Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria and Sani Yabagi Yusuf of the Action Democratic Party.

Mr Sowore said: “We must try and invest in our people. The problem in our country is that we have not placed our people in a position to produce. We will dualise all the roads in this country.

“That was what brought America to its present state. There is data everywhere but our analogue leaders don’t know how to process data and that has been a challenge to the development of Nigeria. But my digital government will right the wrongs.”

The AAC candidate also bemoaned the long years of political decay saying since independence in 1960, Nigerian leaders have not done what was expected of them.

“For 58 years now, some wicked political jackals took over the affairs of this nation. Today, we have a country where people are sad,” he stated.