A Nigerian software developer, Mark Essien has stated that the huge crowd usually seen at political rallies are people who didn’t go there to see the politicians. According to him, the people at such gathering are simply there because they are hungry.
Mark Essien further stated that the same faces seen at an APC rally are still the ones seen when PDP holds its own rally.
Read his tweets:
”In most political rallies in Akwa Ibom, 90% of the faces you see at APC rally were also at PDP rally. Those people do not go there to support any party or anyone. They go there because they are hungry, and they hope that someone is sharing money.
The parties have built their fortunes and their popularity by keeping people hungry. Once people are no longer hungry, they start voting with their conscience. And 99% of the politicians are scared of that ever happening. They keep power by making people vote for N2,000.
That’s why education is never a priority for politicians. They don’t want the people to understand things. Economy is not a priority. If people build rice factories, they will not change their vote for a bag of rice. Poverty is a weapon – and it’s aimed at the people.”
Mark Essien: People only go to political rallies because they are hungry