- Politics in Nigeria have had very bad perceptions from members of the public
- Some of the active participants on the political system are well aware of this fact
- One of the them is the former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande
Chief Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the APC, says the development of Nigeria’s political system is being curtailed by what he called monetisation of politics.
Akande, stated this in a remark on Friday, June 30 at the meeting of Osun APC Elders Forum also known as ‘Agba Osun’ in his country home, Ila.
According to Akande, monetisation of politics should be urgently curtailed because the practice has eroded the core values of politics in the country.
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Akande, a former governor in the state, also urged the APC leadership to continue to uphold the politics of service to the people.
His words: “No matter the pressure being promoted by the general outlook of corruption that forms the foundation of the problems in the country, we must not deviate from service to the people.
“Nigerian politicians are sitting on a time bomb with the practice and growth of monetisation of politics.
“If this is not curtailed urgently, it will soon kill Nigerian politicians and our political system.”
In a communiqué at the end of the meeting, the APC elders also frowned at what they described as politics of stomach infrastructure being imported to the South West states.
The communiqué was signed by the chairman of the forum, Mr Sola Akinwunmi.
It stated: ”This type of politics is alien to us and is already eroding the core value of progressive politics to almost non-existence.
“This should be discouraged as it portends serious danger to our democracy.”
According to the communique, the APC will win the July 8 bye-election in the state.
The forum also called on every elected and appointed political office holders to make sure that they deliver their various constituencies.
It urged all members of the APC habouring grievances to eschew bitterness and work for the success of the party in the election.(NAN)
Meanwhile, the Adamawa state chapter of the APC has nominated one Comrade Mustapha Salihu as replacement for former SGF, Babachir David Lawal.
According to recent media reports, the party sent the name of its nominee to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja.
The letter was said to have been co-signed by the governor of Adamawa state, Bindow Jibrilla, the state chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal, and the APC secretary in the state, Sa’idu Naira.
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