You cannot give what you don’t have, Dele Momodu taunts Nigerian leaders
Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu has described the current crop of Nigerian leaders as those who never made a success out of their own lives
Momodu disclosed this at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos during the public presentation and launch of his three books, Pendulum Volume I and II and Fighting Lions.
According to him, ” You cannot give what you don’t have, we want to practice capitalism without capital. We want to live like America without going through the nitty-gritty of what America went through”
He disclosed that Nigeria died the day June 12 was killed, noting that the dream of Chief MKO Abiola was to build a Nigeria where everybody was a Nigerian.
The book launch which was organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election also commemorate the 20th anniversary of MKO Abiola’s death.
“Talking about what happened to Nigeria, we won’t be celebrating Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola if there was nothing special about him,” Momodu noted
“Nigeria died the day we killed June 12. I want to emphasise that Nigeria died the day we killed June 12, because on June 12 there was no discrimination.
“We wanted a Nigeria where everybody is a Nigerian. That was the whole basis for Chief Abiola going in for the elections.
“Today, we have leaders who never made a success of their own lives. You cannot give what you don’t have, we want to practice capitalism without capital. We want to live like America without going through the nitty-gritty of what America went through.” he added.