Political economist and former presidential candidate, Pat Utomi has expressed his disdain for the way the country is being governed.
Speaking on Thursday during a public lecture organised by the Evangelical Christian Union Alumni Fellowship, Utomi said for the past half century the country has only recycled the same set of leaders who are “mentally ill-equipped “.
“This ‘class of capture’ has inflicted an anti-intellectual culture on the country. The club of capture can be grouped into three categories. The first is the moderniser wannabes. The value system of this category sabotaged their desire. The second are the narcissistic influencers, who are so consumed by their self-love,” he said.
“These people are contented with whoever is in power so far they can appoint the oil minister and others. The last are the entitlement-minded ones. Nigeria has become the entitlement of the last category.
“When those in the club of capture lose legitimacy, they look for ways to circumnavigate. They look for weak persons to push into positions of authorities so they don’t lose their grip on power. Nigeria has suffered from power capture for 51 years. Less than 60 persons have been deciding our fortunes for the past 51 years.”