Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi said you can hardly see anybody who tells you the truth while in government.
The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election stated this on Friday as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.
Obi said the government has criminalised the society and people celebrate criminality, hence, nobody could tell them to stop.
“The truth is that in Nigeria, the problem is over 75%. The country has been criminalised. Quote me, I am talking from experience of somebody who had served, I was there for eight years.
“What I found in Nigerians and your parents here, including me, I am a victim of that, I was governor for eight years, you can hardly see anybody who tells you something is wrong.
“Everybody calls you his excellency, that since you came, things have changed, even, when you know that nothing has changed.
“It is just that we have a government that has criminalised the society and people celebrate criminality. So, nobody could say to them, stop.
“Those who steal, if they come to church they will give them front seats, so, why would they not steal? They are the ones who are given chieftaincy tittles, they are the ones who get tittles in the world. So, we need to change all that,” TheCable quoted him to have said.
The former governor urged the youth not to “toe the lines of the previous leaders in the country”.