Professor of political economy, Pat Utomi, said Nigerian politicians are only connected to the deal they can make without any commitment to the people.
Utomi stated this while speaking on Sunday Today, a Channels TV political programme, adding that politicians are scared of the scream of the young people for a new Nigeria that will work for all.
The professor said the goal of the Labour Party’s sensitization tour is to address what makes democracy work and that its presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s movement, will change Nigeria.
He said, “Right now, Nigeria’s democracy is not working because of the transaction costs that are involved, the trade offs that have to be made such that eventually when people get to power they find that what is wrong with power is not the purpose.
“They forget the purpose because there are so many deals, IOU to win the election and in the end we get the politics of politicians for politicians by politicians and not a democracy that is for the people and by the people,” he added.
Utomi noted that this the reason Nigeria is where it is today, crippled, lying prostrate before the wall, in spite of enormous potential.
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“Nigerian politicians are so connected to the deals they can make rather than the service of the people,” he said.