Adeyemi Abass the eldest son of the late Chief Lamidi Ariyibi Adedibu, who the people sometimes called the “Garrison Commander” of Ibadan politics, has described his father as a liar and dishonest man.
He said this in an interview with the Sun, also explaining the reason’s he did not follow his father’s legacy and enter into politics. Abbas was of the opinion that politicians do not seek to find ways to help the public, politicians seek to deceive.
“I grew up in an environment where people drink politics every day, but I saw beyond politics and that is why I chose to be a scientist because it is the most lucrative and reliable aspect in life, it will not give you too much problem.
With science, you are ready to sacrifice yourself on the issue of development unlike in politics where you deceive human beings. A scientist should stay in the lab, bring up something creative to help in development and not to be poke-nosing into the affairs of politicians.
Some scientists do go into politics, but they end up being like them, that is why I shun politics. Worst are Nigerian politicians, who are liars, including my late father, they are dishonest.
I watched them when they played their game and I can say without any fear that there is no politician in Nigeria that is honest. Nigerian politicians are liars, they don’t fulfil promises.
Most of Nigeria’s politicians are completely dishonest, they have deceived Nigerians and it is time for Nigerians to sit up.
Most of them are greedy, selfish, self-centred and dishonest. 2019 is fast approaching, people should ask questions, ask what they have done for their community.
In regard to my late father, when he was alive he used some of his own money to feed people. People would bring money to him, he didn’t keep the money, he shared the money.”