A former governor of Kaduna State in the Second Republic, Balarabe Musa has said that nobody can become the President of Nigeria without first being a thief or backed by thieves.
Musa said there was hardly how any politician can legitimately raise the kind of money required for presidential campaign in Nigeria.
The former governor further blamed the socio-economic woes of the country on the political structure.
Musa claimed that 99 per cent of the people in the corridors of power were thieves.
He said this in a video clip circulating on the Facebook.
He was captured as saying this while playing host to a presidential hopeful, Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of an online news medium.
Sowore, in the clip, said he visited the Kaduna politician to seek his counsel