Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant and leader of the TakeItBack Movement, has described the current crop of political leaders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as mediocre, bereft of new ideas or political will to move the country forward.
Sowore, who is also the Founder and Publisher of SaharaReporters, made this known when he spoke on the radio programme, ‘The Roadshow’, with controversial On-Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, and Nsix on Cool 96.9 FM, Lagos on Tuesday.
While responding to questions on whether he would be willing to work and share his ideas with the ruling party, Sowore said: “It’s like asking if light can emerge from darkness. Who can you work with among these guys? None! The kind of ideas we have, they don’t have the mental, intellectual and even physical capacity to accommodate them; particularly this administration that we are running. This ‘Babacracy’ has no capacity to accommodate even one per cent of the ideas I have, because I am high on ideas and that is why people can relate with what I am saying.
“You cannot find the accommodation of those kinds of ideas within an administration where the government may not even know where it stands as we speak. He is just cannon fodder that the cabal is hiding behind to do whatever they want to do, because they are not responsible for anything.”
He urged Nigerians not to settle for anything less as compensation for those who would present themselves as presidential candidates, who may or may not have won the election, because the decision “is for the future of the people of Nigeria”.
Promising 50/50 representation for women if elected, Sowore said according to statistics, women in Nigeria are more than men “so much so that if women field a female presidential candidate and fully support her, she will win in a landslide. We cannot continue to overlook more than half of the population and expect progress”.
Responding to a question from a caller, Samuel from Germany, on his plan to provide electricity for all Nigerians, Sowore said: “We have to grow rapidly from 7,000 megawatts to 24,000 megawatts. One of the things we will do is to add renewables and that can be done very cheaply.
“Morocco is producing energy and selling to France and we are here still struggling to transmit the 7,000 megawatts. They way to do it is to break it down to mini grids, which has to do with deregulation and innovation so that states, regions and even individuals can sell power.”