Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, has decried the poor state of Nigeria security service system, noting that Nigeria currently does not have a commander-in-chief as he would have done better if elected in 2019
Sowore noted that Muhammadu Buhari is Nigeria’s President but many Nigerians have described him as inept and incompetent as the commander-in-chief.
The AAC flag-bearer disclosed this during the second phase of the Town hall meeting on Sunday night, organised for some candidates gunning for the presidency.
The event was put together by the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, in collaboration with ARISE Television.
According to Sowore, if he had been voted into power in 2019, there would have been no complaints about security in the country.
The activist highlighted that there cannot be peace or security where poverty is widespread and where there is no justice and social protection.
He added that when he was detained by the Department of State Services, DSS, the officers of the secret police who should be busy gathering intelligence, were busy watching Big Brother Naija, a reality TV show in their office.
“We don’t have a commander-in-chief. We have a rogue system where everyone is doing what they like.
“To collect intelligence, you must have intelligent people. When I was detained in DSS for five months, DSS officials were busy watching BBNaija,” he said.
The DSS arrested Sowore on August 2, 2019, and despite being granted bail by different courts, the agency failed to release the activist.
Other candidates in attendance are Yabagi Sani, Action Democratic Party; Peter Umeadi, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Adewole Adebayo, Social Democratic Party.