Ex-APC Chair Exposes The 21 Political Lies In Nigeria
Ex-APC Chair exposes the 21 political lies in Nigeria. It came to us that Mr. Iyiola Oyedepo, former Kwara APC chairman, says he exposed the 21 lies Nigerian politicians tell the electorate in a book to educate them on how to vote for candidates seeking their franchise.
A former chairperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Iyiola Oyedepo, has said his book on “21 political lies in Nigeria” is to educate the electorate on the antics of politicians during elections.
Mr Oyedepo said this on Monday in Ilorin while speaking at the presentation of the book.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 140-page book with 21 chapters chronicled many lies told by politicians to win votes during campaigns.
According to him, the book is targeted mainly to educate the electorate on how to vote for candidates seeking their franchise, adding that if the electorate votes wrongly, it will live with them for another four years.
“I sat down and examined issues through which we win elections and I discovered that some of these issues may be there, they are important, but they are being manipulated to mis-educate the public to put people in political authority which at the end of the day does not augur well for the people.
“So, my motivation is borne from consideration for the people of Nigeria. The book is more to the people than the politicians.
“Politicians must deceive, they are like applicants; they are applying for jobs and if they should deceive people to get the job, they will do it.
“It is left for the electorate to know that we will no more tolerate the deceit. This deception that is giving us bad governance from one election to another is not the best.
“I want to use the book to educate the people about the lies of people in authority.
“I want the NGOs to use the book and a sensitisation manual to several people so that they will know when a politician is telling a lie,” Mr Oyedepo said.
He said politicians would employ lies, adding that it was left for the electorate to identify a lie from genuine promise during the campaign.
Mr Oyedepo said what he discussed in the book were the variables that made politicians win elections in the country.
Ex-APC Chair exposes the 21 political lies in Nigeria, Mr Oyedepo thank you for educating us. What is your comment on this?