Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed plans by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, should he be elected as next President of Nigeria in 2023.
Oshiomhole, who is the Deputy Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, stated this during an interview on Roadmap 2023, a pre-recorded programme on Channels Television that highlights preparations for Nigeria’s general elections in 2023.
During the interview, the ex-APC National Chairman argued that those who are being called bandits today responsible for challenging Nigeria’s security architecture are citizens whose welfare had been neglected by successive governments.
If elected President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor on February 25, Oshiomhole stated that Tinubu will make education and skills acquisition compulsory for this class of citizens.
According to him, “Those we refer to as bandits are people in my view whom the country has dehumanised as young children, denied them access to education, spend all their lives begging, living from hand to mouth under the weather (and) nobody cares.
“The public can’t locate their parents and now they are in their late twenties, not educated and they must survive. Even if they must survive on begging, those who can give alms are getting fewer and now they decide to resort to what we now call banditry