An elder statesman, Chief Kunle Scott has berated present set of politicians in the country for lacking sincerity and discipline.
Scott, a retired naval officer, contested for the House of Representatives in the Second Republic under then Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP). His opponent then was Prince Tajudeen Olusi of the old Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).
According to him, it was the insincere attitude of politicians that made him retire from politics in 2014.
“I think present politicians lack sincerity of purpose and discipline, no element of truth in what they do. They called politicians liars nowadays and that made me to leave politics in 2014”.
Scott stated further that it was because that he was Ashamed to be called a liar and lose respect that made him leave politics.
He blamed former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida for introducing do or die politics into Nigeria through the two party structure of the aborted Third Republic.
Scott however commended Babangida for introducing the ‘Option A4’ which he noted is still the best for the country till today.
According to him, ‘during our time, we were in politics to serve but it was IBB that introduced money into politics which now made it a do or die affair.
Politics made me popular with the people. It afforded me the opportunity of contributing positively to the improvement in the lives of our people, especially women and youths.
Then, I introduced a scholarship scheme where some youths in my area got education up to university level. I alspo introduced an empowerment programme for women.
“I did this to assist them in becoming self independent rather continually being dependent.
Scott described President Goodluck as a disappointment saying he prefers to talk rather than taken serious action on implementing government policies.
He described Jonathan as a weak president who takes no decisive action on matters affecting the nation.