Prince Adewole Adebayo
Prince Adewole Adebayo, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 polls has reacted to the controversy surrounding the 2023 Supplementary Budget.
He stated that Nigerians are now reaping the consequence of voting for President Bola Tinubu during the polls.
Recall that the Federal Government, in the supplementary budget, plans to spend N2.6 billion on utility vehicles for the Presidential Villa, and another N6.2 billion for cars in the State House pool.
Also, the government revealed plans to spend N5 billion for new cars in the Office of the First Lady and N5.5 billion to procure a Presidential Yacht, which will be managed by the Nigerian Navy.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, Adebayo advised Nigerians to bear the luxury and extravagant lifestyles of Tinubu and other political leaders because they voted for them.
Adebayo said the problem with Nigeria has never been that of lack of money but that of leadership, adding that the people ought to accept that the way a politician campaigns is the way he intends to govern.
He said: “I have said many times that votes have consequences. If you are voting emperors, you will have imperial budgets.
“Did the expensive grand campaign they did show that they were coming to govern people who can hardly feed once or twice a day? We have to make up our minds what kind of government we want to run because this is an imperial system that is not supportable by the economic base and not supportable by the average livelihood of the Nigerian people.”