Federal legislator, writer and ace entrepreneur, Akin Alabi in a post on social media talk about him finding it difficult to understand and concluding that it is an “entitlement mentality” for political office holders to continue to expect the same patronage they enjoyed while in power after their tenure in office.
The lawmaker in a tweet he reposted on Instagram on Sunday, September 12, said the phone calls and friendly overtures people make to politicians are not personal but because of the power they hold.
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“When you were in office, a lot of people were calling you and trying to be your friend. Now that you are out of office, you are disappointed those people no longer call you. Firstly, why would you want them to disturb you? Secondly, it’s not personal. It was the office, not you,” he wrote.
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“I don’t understand how people still expect the patronage they got when they were in office to continue when they get out of office. It’s a kind of entitlement mentality.” he added.
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