A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Ladi Adebutu, on Sunday, said the 2019 elections would be people-based and not party-based.
Honourable Adebutu, who had interaction with journalists at the Park Inn Hotel (formerly Gateway Hotel), Abeokuta noted that Nigerians had, so far, experimented different political parties with different leadership styles and had noticed the differences.
According to him, this was the first time Nigerians would literally go abegging because of hunger which they had never witnessed.
“Now, Nigerians are hungry and they want emancipation. Don’t forget that the polilitical class is less than ten per cent of the entire electorate and the remaining percentage are Nigerians who would take their destinies in their hands,” he added.
The National Assembly member, while reacting to a question on what he wanted in politics in spite of his background and wealth, said “if good people run away from participating in politics, bad people will take over the affairs of the nation.”
He added, “this is why somebody with questionable character is aspiring to lead the Yoruba race where the likes of Chief Obafemi Awolowo; Pa Ajasin; Professor Wole Soyinka; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and a host of others hailed from.”
He, however, called on well meaning Nigerians to come out and participate in politics so that the legacies of the nation’s forefathers would be sustained.