Jerry John Rawlings, former Head of State and President of Ghana, has observed that Nigerians are still in love with their oppressors.
According to the TakeItBack movement, Rawlings said this on Monday when he met with Nigerian presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore in Accra, Ghana.
Both men spoke on a wide range of issues that touched on youth and leadership in Africa, and about corruption and effective solutions to the menace.
A statement by Rachel Onamusi-Kpiaisi, Director, PR, Media and Communications of the TakeItBack Movement/Sowore2019, said: “It was a closed-door meeting, but one of the things that came out of it was that Rawlings said, ‘Chief, you know your generation should be the ones in power but there is huge problem, things are gonna be tight!’
“Sowore quickly interrupted, asking if it was about ‘money politics’, after which Rawlings took a deep breath and after a long drawn silence, stated: ‘You know, Nigerians are still in love with their oppressors.’”
Onamusi-Kpiaisi further said: “If there is a reason that our leaders buy up luxurious apartments and send their children to school in Ghana, it is thanks in no small part to the tireless, uncompromising work of JJ Rawlings.”
Before leaving Accra, Sowore also held a town hall session with Ghana-based Nigerians.