Speaking on Politics Today, a Channels TV political program on Sunday, Utomi claimed that Nigerian politicians is simply tied with deals they can make without any connection to the people.
According to him, Nigerian leaders are terrified of the young people’s cries for a new Nigeria that will benefit all Nigerians.
He said, “Right now, Nigeria’s democracy is not working because of the transaction costs that are involved, the trade offs that have to be made such that eventually when people get to power they find that what is wrong with power is not the purpose.
“They forget the purpose because there are so many deals, IOU to win the election and in the end we get the politics of politicians for politicians by politicians and not a democracy that is for the people and by the people,” he added.
Utomi claims that despite having tremendous potentials, this is the reason Nigeria is where it is right now—crippled, lying prostrate before the wall.
“Nigerian politicians are so connected to the deals they can make rather than the service of the people,” he said.