Adebayo Flags-off Campaign In Ogun, Tasks voters to use their brains
THE Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo has urged Nigerians to use their brain when casting their votes in next month’s national election
Prince Adebayo stated this during the SDP presidential/gubernatorial flag-off in Ogun State held at the weekend.
The SDP presidential standard-bearer told the mammoth crowd at the rally that their brains remain the most important things they have as the Nigeria elections come closer, noting that it will guide them to make proper use of their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
He said, “People have told me that the most powerful instrument in democracy is PVC. Do you agree?” To that, the crowd chorused a ‘yes’. Adebayo, however, responded by saying you are wrong.
“The most powerful instrument in politics is your brain because you can have PVC and vote against your interest. You can use PVC to enslave yourself. You can even sell your PVC which is worth more than N30 billion, you can sell it for N10,000.
“So PVC is not your solution, it is good to have it. Your sense is your solution. So after dancing, you go back home and ask yourself ‘these people that I met today, are they sincere? Do they understand my situation? Do they understand how to run a government? Do they have the fear of God and the love of man? Do they have a conscience?’
“Don’t look at my face. I can get somebody to put powder on my face and I will look very nice. Don’t look at my poster because that poster is the work of a photographer. What you should look at is how can I use 2023 to change my life history, to serve under a government run by human beings for human beings.
“Because when human beings are running a government, you will have water to drink, you will have a house with ventilation. Seven people will not be packed into one room. You will have a gainful job that when you get your employment, you will not call any family member for support again in your life.”
According to the lawyer turned politician, the electorate needs to be wise as they are the ones in need of an improved way of life and not the politicians, whom he described as deceptive.
He said, “Politics is not for politicians and politics is not entertainment. We can dance, we can do whatever but at the end of the day when you finish dancing the politician will enter his Mercedes (Benz) and go to his mansion. You will enter danfo (public buses) that are often rickety and go to your house without power supply.
“As you are dancing, the politician’s money is in the bank, immediately he enters his car he will call his bank manager, how many millions are there? You will be looking for money to buy garri, so you have to understand that whatever is wrong with Nigerian politics, it is not wrong with the politician.