A Social Democratic Party (SDP) chieftain, Prince Adebayo Adewole, has debunked the claim that the party is divided into factions.
Adewole said Nigeria is even more divided than his party, which, fortunately, has closed ranks.”Our disagreement in SDP is not fundamental, just about administrative injustice. We are more united now than we were some months back. Nigeria has more divisions than the party.
That is behind us now.” Adewole who is an SDP presidential aspirant said Nigeria’s debt if given the opportunity to become president in the 2023 general election, can be paid within six months of assuming office even as he ascribed corruption and incompetence as the bane of the country’s present precarious situation.
He said mismanagement and greed on the part of Nigerian leadership brought the country intoIghodalo-led a debtor nation. The SDP chieftain was a guest speaker of the Pastor Ituah Ighodalo led Africa leadership group lecture series titled, Nigeria: ‘Hope In Positive Action.’
While taking questions from the audience on the sincerity of the much-criticized 1999 constitution, Adebayo said there was really not much problem with the constitution. The problem, according to him, lies with the people. “Our constitution isn’t our problem.
Our problem is a lack of simple obedience to simple laws as simple as traffic and sanitation laws. We are in a culture of disobedience and our leaders lead in that. It does not matter how faulty the constitution is, if you have people who are in the habit of disobedience, nothing works.
So if you lack character, there is no way the constitution can work. “Yes the constitution isn’t perfect but that isn’t the root cause of mis-governance. Our mis-governance is traceable to our character.”