Wednesday, August 10

Politicians are jobbers, padders, says Donald Duke

Politicians are jobbers, padders, says Donald Duke

Donald Duke

– Nigeria has been reeling under a very harsh economy and Donald Duke, former Cross River governor, is hitting hard at politicians

– Duke also criticised the ‘change agenda’ of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration even though the government has continued to raise hopes

Former governor of Cross Rivers state, Donald Duke, broke his silence on Wednesday, August 10, by slamming politicians in the country.

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari and other politicians during the presidential campaign of 2015

He described politicians in the country as nothing but jobbers and padders in a report by The Cable.

The report said Duke was speaking at an event organised by the Kukah centre, Abuja, with the theme: ‘From activism to political power: the challenges of democratic governance in Nigeria’, when he made statement.

He also slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over the type of ‘change agenda’ it was offering Nigerians.

Duke reportedly said: “Sadly, politicians in our society are jobbers and padders and apply the word change.

“As a member of the PDP or what is left of it, the change they do me one kind.

“So change is not always necessarily the way to go, as for the change wey we dey so, only time will tell.”

The event had Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, as the major speaker.

Buhari’s government had for weeks experienced consistent attacks and criticisms over the state of the nation as well as an economy that is seriously sliding.

The government has, on its part, continued to churn out reasons the country is where it is currently just as Kemi Adeosun, the finance minister, has disclosed that the government will resort to borrowing to fund the 2016 budget due to the declining price of oil in the international market.

Nigeria is largely dependent on proceeds from oil, but the resurgence of militancy in the oil-rich Niger-Delta region has reduced oil production while the falling prices of crude in the international market has reduced revenue to the country.

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