Mr Fela Durotoye, the presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has said the high incidence of poverty is a result of bad leadership provided by Nigerian politicians.
Speaking at an event to flag-off his presidential campaign in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos State, he said that Nigeria is a rich country and her people should have no business being poor.
The ANN presidential candidate added that the poverty situation in the country has been worsened by what he called “bad leadership and greed on the part of Nigerian leaders.”
Durotoye stated that infrastructure like road and electricity are bad because those in charge of them have stolen the money for their repair.
He used the occasion to feed the poor in the area, adding that they should not vote for politicians, who buy their votes.
He said the time has come for a new Nigeria in which the people will be the focus of governance. He called on the people to vote for ANN, a party, he said, is out to make life better for Nigerians.