Ex-BBNaija Star Laycon Berates Unpatriotic Nigerians
Ex-BBNaija Star Laycon Berates Unpatriotic Nigerians – Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, has questioned the attitude of some Nigerians who are “hoping and praying” for Nigeria not to “get better” because their preferred candidates lost in the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
He questioned why citizens would wish their country not to get better because of political differences. On his X handle, the reality TV star cum singer wrote, “Abeg wait o… so there are people (Nigerians, living in Nigeria) actively hoping and praying for things not to get better in this country because their preferred candidate isn’t the current President? “To what end?”
However, Layco’s post has elicited mixed reactions, with many condemning him and wondering whether it was the
“prayers and wishes” of opposition party supporters that brought the current economic hardship on Nigerians. But, reacting to the backlash, Laycon said he was misunderstood, stressing that the Nigerian leaders are a reflection of the Nigerian people.
He wrote, “I have always stood on the opinion that our leaders are a reflection of who we are as individuals. And as long as we as individuals don’t change, we’ll continue to experience what we give out. Living with the notion that disagreement means hostility and bad intention is wrong.
“I put out a tweet concerning a conversation I had earlier today and the mentions and response to the tweet show how much some of you do not read to understand before replying. Take a moment and think before talking or typing.
“And yes, I believe our leaders are a reflection of us as a people. We have bad leaders. Yes, but bad people become
bad leaders, not the other way around. The everyday people who make life hard for everyday people need only be in power for them to become leaders.
“The fuel attendants during fuel scarcity, the POS attendants during Naira scarcity, if they become leaders, what would they do? The ones earning money in dollars, do you think they pray for the exchange rate to reduce or increase? Your superpower of criticizing should be aimed at yourself once in a while.”