Princess Oyenike Roberts
America-based Roberts has pinned her presidency bid on five aspects: Uninterrupted power supply, quality health care for all, the creation of one million jobs annually, quality affordable education and security of lives and property.
Running on a PDP ticket, Roberts has called out the previous regimes for focusing on money instead of improving the lives of Nigerians.
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Our political system is driven by money and that’s why we have the kind of leadership. The system should be driven by meritocracy – what you know to do, how to do it and the will to do it. That is what should drive people; it’s not how much money you have or how much money you can invest in a person that you can control at the end of the day. That’s what gave rise to the godfatherism notion that it is who you know that gets you to the top. That system has continued for so long. But I’m seeing a new breed of leaders coming; a change that’s going to cause a shift in how we do politics in Nigeria. We don’t allow meritocracy to rule; we allow money to rule.