Deji Aboderin, a candidate for the House of Representatives in the Ibadan North East/Ibadan South East federal constituency on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform, has stated that infrastructure-based politics of the stomach cannot get Nigeria out of its current woes .
Aboderin made the revelation while speaking during a live radio show on Sunday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
The SDP candidate explained that the belief that the electorate must receive money before casting their votes can get Nigeria nowhere.
He said the electorate should look for candidates who implement people-oriented projects for the good of all instead of promoting the idea of ”dibo kosebe” (voting and collecting money to make soup).
He added that the electorate should drop the idea of stomach infrastructure during the elections.
He urged them to focus more on the backgrounds of the candidates and what each candidate has to offer rather than raising money before voting.
Aboderin said: “The policy of ‘dibo klsebe’ (stomach infrastructure) cannot get us anywhere.
“When people brought money during the elections and our people say they can’t vote without collecting money, that’s ‘dibo kosebe.’ That can’t get us anywhere.
“Any national assembly member who is not fighting for the interest of the people, especially older women and youth, does not know what they are doing.
“You talked about water, one of the main needs of the people in North East Ibadan/South East Ibadan is water. Many people in these areas are suffering from the water.
“I am going there to speak on behalf of the people. I know the problem of my people and I want to represent them well”.
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