Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has hit out at his counterparts who have visited former military heads of state and ex-presidents ahead of the 2023 elections.
According to Sowore, the former leaders have no political value.
Sowore stated this while speaking in a chat with Arise TV on Thursday.
On Sunday, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, paid a courtesy visit to Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former heads of state, in Minna, Niger State.
Last month, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, also visited former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Sowore feels “something is wrong” with politicians visiting “these so-called owners of Nigeria”.
“I don’t know how to genuflect on the altars of falling gods.
“When you wake up in Nigeria and you look at your environment — the roads, hospitals and schools — and the only thing you can do is to head to Minna or Abeokuta or wherever these so-called ‘owners of Nigeria’, then something is wrong with you.
“I cannot fathom why a presidential candidate or politician will visit those who destroyed this country when you are claiming that you want to restore the country and that has been my position,” he said.