Laycon questions Nigerians for praying for the country not to get better

Nigerian singer and reality TV star, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, has raised questions regarding the alleged lack of desire by some Nigerians to see the APC-led administration succeed.

The Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ winner wondered why there are people who are hoping and praying for Nigeria not to get better.

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Laycon took to his Twitter account on Monday to accuse members of the opposition parties’ of not wanting progress for the country simply because their preferred candidates lost in the February 25 presidential election.

He wrote, “Abeg wait to… 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?”

His post went viral and he faced backlash, from fans and critics alike as they quizzed whether it was the “prayers and wishes” of opposition party supporters that brought the current economic hardship in the country.

But Laycon responded that he was misunderstood, and explained that for the country to have good leaders, the people need to be goo themselves.

The BBNaija star stressed that Nigerian leaders are a reflection of the Nigerian people such as fuel station attendants, POS operators and so on.

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 shows 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 super power of criticizing should be aimed at yourself once in a while.”