Ali Baba Explains Why He Hasn’t Declared Political Ambition
Ace Nigerian comedian, Alibaba, who is one of the most vocal celebrities when it comes to social and political issues has explained why he is yet to declare a political ambition.
In his chat with Sunday Scoop, the veteran comedian explained that he didn’t have faith in the Nigerian political system and he will never run for a political post in this present-day Nigeria.
“I think Banky W and other entertainers running for political offices have a stronger belief in the system than I do. I don’t think there can be credible elections when the voting system is not credible. That has been my fear. Also, we are still practising money politics, which means that an individual with the biggest pocket takes the slot.”
He maintained that it would be hard for anyone to drive a change as the person would have to work with the existing constitution. According to him,
“I don’t understand why the person who used the maze to hit the head of his colleague in the Senate is still there. Once you have embarrassed the chamber, you should be thrown out. Why are they yet to prosecute the people who went into the chamber and carried the maze?
Why should it take so long to put people who said a snake swallowed money in jail? When the constitution is strengthened and the political scene is convenient for people who don’t use money to contest elections, then I can go into politics.”