Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday revealed why he joined politics.
Speaking at an event, organised by the Kukah center: titled, “From activism to polical power: the challenges of democratic governance in Nigeria,” the former President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, said he joined politics to understudy and expose how politicians manipulate and control societies.
According to Oshiomole, “I joined the ruling class, having been temporarily associated with them, for the purpose of studying them to know and expose the hidden things they use to manipulate and control societies.
“I will be able to say, you know, I know how what you did that time, how much you consumed.
On the issue of change promised by the current administration, the outgoing governor explained that it will take collaborative effort on the part of Nigerians.
“No one of us can change society through individual actions, because the order you seek to change is of ignorance but you need to appeal to it.
“Those gaining from the order cannot be sermonised but by engagement you may probably defeat them,” he added.