2023 Presidency: Arrest Politicians Buying N100m Forms, 102-Year-Old Presidential Aspirant Tells EFCC, ICPC

2023 Presidency: Arrest Politicians Buying N100m Forms, 102-Year-Old Presidential Aspirant Tells EFCC, ICPC

  • Nigerian security agencies have been asked to arrest any politician or group buying N100m nomination form of any political party.
  • The call was made by Chief (Mrs) Josephine Ezeanyaeche to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission
  • The 102-year-old presidential aspirant said her joining the 2023 presidential race is to bring a disruptive change as the youths of the country have failed to take up the challenge

A message has been sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission over political parties primaries.

The message was sent by a 102-year-old presidential aspirant, Chief (Mrs) Josephine Ezeanyaeche.

She specifically wants the security outfits to arrest and prosecute any politician or group buying N100m nomination form of any political party.

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According to her, if the anti-graft agencies were truly independent and alive to their responsibilities, they should not be reminded that no politician would cough up the amount of money without stealing public funds, Punch Newspaper reports.

2023 Presidency: Arrest Politicians Buying N100m Forms, 102-Year-Old Presidential Aspirant Tells EFCC, ICPC
Josephine Ezeanyaeche asks EFCC, ICPC to arrest politicians buying N100m forms. Photo: Punch
Source: UGC

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She said when she presented the nomination form of her party, Africa Action Congress, to her people in Igboukwu in Aguata local government area of Anambra state.

Going furtherm she also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission and every other relevant agency to create laws to peg the amount spent on nomination forms and electioneering as part of measures to reduce corruption.

She added that her joining the 2023 presidential race is to bring a disruptive change as the youths of the country have failed to take up the challenge.

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2023: Old generation should step aside, says Ex-President Obasanjo

Meanwhile, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday, February 21 called on the old generation of Nigerians to give way to the younger breeds in the building of a prosperous Nigeria.

According to him, rather than competition, the old generation should collaborate with the younger ones and provide them with the requisite knowledge and experience to transform the country for the better.

He made the comment while speaking virtually at the 2022 annual lecture of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation with the theme, ‘Beyond Boko Haram: Addressing insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping across Nigeria.’

Nigeria requires fresh, patriotic perspectives, says Olawepo-Hashim

In a related development, a presidential aspirant under the APC, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has stated that Nigeria’s problems require a fresh and patriotic perspective as Nigerians search for who leads the nation in the next presidential election in 2023.

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In a press statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, February 2, Olawepo-Hashim explained that issues such as insecurity, unemployment, poverty, and infrastructural decay, cannot be solved by politics as usual, but through fresh and critical thinking.

He maintained that the brand of politics without ideas that is centred on selfishness, propelled by greed, mediocrity, and sycophancy must now give way if Nigeria is to regain her greatness.

Source: Legit.ng

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