Popular lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (San) Robert Clarke has said he would have sent thunder to “fire” politicians in the country.
Clarke lamented that the country has not had good leaders and claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot win the war against corruption.
“Nigeria has never had a leader and we are praying to have starting with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is trying to stop corruption; which I believe he cannot do,” he told Punch.
“But he is trying. Corruption is the greatest bane of our society. It is not that there is no corruption in other places because it exists in America and England but when it comes to corruption in Nigeria, there is this effrontery that if I do it, nothing would happen to me; and even if I do it and I am exposed, people would not say anything.
“I am not a politician and I do not believe in politicians because when you see those who are canvassing for votes today, many of them who had served in different positions should be stoned but they are the people asking us to vote for them today.”
He lamented that “Governors have been imprisoned today and are receiving salaries in prison.
“Many of them go to the Senate after leaving their governorship position and they are earning basic salaries at the Senate and getting pensions as being governors.
“These are the people that are still asking us to vote for them. If I were God, I would send thunder and fire on all politicians in Nigeria so that we can start all over again.
“Or I wish that by the grace of God, something should happen and the system is destroyed – not the people but the system – and there are people who can bring in a new system, I would be so grateful. “