By Yusuf Akinpelu
OMOYELE Sowore, presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar for being part of the political order that created massive unemployment in the country.
In a video he uploaded on his official Instagram account, Sowore blamed the massive turnout at the Big Brother (BB Naija) audition in Ibadan Oyo State on the failure of political leadership, as the unverified report put the number of the crowd at the venue of the audition to nearly 10,000.
“Election is coming in 16 days, and you have a chance to change the country forever,” Sowore said. “You cannot continue to vote the same people who have destroyed this country. Some of you standing here today in the sun looking to become Big Brother Naija, you are better than Buhari, you are better than Atiku.
“These guys do not know their left from their right. For how long are you going to do this? Are you not suffering enough? It is the reason I came here today, not to disgrace you, not to discourage you, but to encourage you.
“We came here not because we want to spread politics. We came here to tell you that there is a better future awaiting all of you if you can change your country. The reason why you are suffering today is because, you have irresponsible leaders in this country.
“But the truth is that you could have real employment if you have good leaders. You could have good schools if you have good leaders. You could have a great life if you have great leaders.”
Sowore urged the youths to vote for the best candidate at the presidential l election. “The moment you vote the right candidate, you will have the right country, and poverty will be reduced to the barest minimum,” he said.
The BB Naija audition which held in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Calabar, Ibadan, Benin, Warri, have recorded huge turnout of applicants with reports of stampede at the venues.
Yet, only 20 housemates would likely be selected for the contest that will make the ultimate winner go home with N45 million and other prizes.