Our politicians are jobbers and padders, says Donald Duke

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross Rivers state, is unhappy about the present crop of politicians, and he has described them as “jobbers and padders”.


Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at programme organised by the Kukah centre, themed ‘From activism to political power: the challenges of democratic governance in Nigeria’, Duke also criticised the “change” being offered by the current administration.

The forum featured Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo state, as the major speaker.

“Sadly, politicians in our society are jobbers and padders and apply the word change,” Duke said.

“As a member of the PDP or what is left of it, the change they do me one kind. So change is not always necessarily the way to go, as for the change wey we dey so. Only time will tell.”

He said the confusion for activists who get into political office is between the theories espoused and the reality on ground.

“This is where our guest speaker comes in; he walked the talk,” Duke added.

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