Gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu has explained the reason why many of the politicians in Nigeria do not invest in their states.
Adelabu, while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, declared that most politicians don’t invest in their states “because of fear of attacks” on their investments, family members and property by the people who know the locations of their investments “when they mess up”.
The APC candidate, who also weighed in on the death of a young secondary school leaver who was shoot dead on the day of elections, urged the police command to investigate the matter and brought the perpetrators to book.
He said, “Majority of politicians in Nigeria don’t invest in their states. Typical politicians will not invest in their state where they do politics because of the fear of being attacked. They will not invest in their states because they know that the people will attack them and their investments when they are not performing and when they mess up. Go and cheek, that is why they don’t invest in the state where they do politics. Ask them, what is their investments in Oyo state.
“I have investments in Oyo state more than any of them. I have been investing in the state over the years. Go and cheek. I have a foundation that is taking care of the aged, I have been given scholarship to students for many years and I have investments across the state. I have investments in the state mor