Chief Adeniyi Akintola SAN has attributed dominance of illiterate leaders in the political system as of the factors militating against the advancement of Nigeria as a Nation
He disclosed this at an interactive session with members of the South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) in Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday.
The frontline legal luminary said our past leaders are at all level are economic, legal, academic and social illiterate who dont have what it takes to lead a nation like Nigeria to a greater height and that is why they do misplace priority and waste resources on projects and initiate policies that won’t work
He posited that the Nigerian system has created a huge social problem where feudalism thrives to the detriment of the values of hard work and dignity of labour.
According to him, politicians now promote free money and stomach infrastructure instead of offering good governance that will enhance job creation, hard work and other African values.
“We must dismantle the system that prevents our best people to emerge as leaders. We must keep trying until we break the glass ceiling one day. We can not afford to give up.” He said.
Speaking on his agenda for 2023 the All Progressives Congress APC Chieftain said he would be contesting the governorship of Oyo state
Akintola who announced his withdrawal from partisan politics in 2018 said he made the announcement at the heat of the crisis but he revealed that some leaders have made him see reasons to reverse his decision.
He said he announced his retirement from partisan politics at the time because he felt betrayed by party leaders including the late former governor Abiola Ajimobi