Even though he is from the Western region of the country, it was like a homecoming for Barrister Adewole Adebayo as a mammoth crowd gathered to welcome the 2023 presidential aspirant to Kano state as he sought the blessings and support of the Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero.
Upon his arrival and welcoming, Adebayo, who is vying for the country’s top job under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), went straight into revealing the challenge bedeviling Nigeria. He said the country is suffering from a lack of justice and fair administration of resources and he disclosed that he is certain to fix it.
In his address, the legal luminary and Chief Executive Officer of Kaftan TV stated that the current administration has left Nigerians stranded, forcing them to struggle for survival, even though the government’s responsibility should be to provide basic needs for the citizenry.
Addressing the palace formally on his intention to throw his hat in the ring for the 2023 presidential election, Barrister Adebayo told Kano residents that Nigerians have found themselves in the current economic challenges, insecurity, religion, and tribal sentiments due to political leaders’ bias in ruling.
He told Kano’s monarch that his decision to run for president was motivated by his conviction that Nigeria can still reclaim the enviable days of the founding fathers if properly managed with strategic planning that does not ignore the yearnings of the masses.
“We have gotten to this precarious situation as a country because of injustice. No country is too poor to be just. A just person will not be corrupted, a just person will not take advantage of the office to take public resources to himself and his family and friends.
“So a leader must do justice and when that happened, Nigerians will complain less. When Nigeria used to have fewer resources, and without oil, we were happier. For thousands of years, Nigeria has been under natural leadership and the golden rule is justice.
“Politicians should not go around promising electorate heaven and earth that they cannot do. What should be promised is justice. Justice is the beginning and the end of my mission in politics, and when that is achieved, there would not be religious, tribal, economic, ideological, and economic differences in the country,” Adebayo said.
He also alluded to a surge in insecurity in the country as a result of the government’s failure, leaving the people to struggle and survive on their own.
He said, “Insecurity in Nigeria arises from injustice because people have been left as if there is no government to fend for themselves. Many would resort to God while some will go through the rough means. And even in the prosecution of war against injustice, resources have not been justly used. This has been used as defense such that Nigerians do not even know who is against them, whether it is the bandits or the people running the affairs of this country.”
Meanwhile, in his response to the entourage, the Emir of Kano stated that he is apolitical and can only bestow royal blessings on aspirants. He did, however, urge the presidential candidate to follow through on his campaign promises if he is elected.