- Nigerians have been urged to work against politicians who have established corruption cases hanging on their necks
- The call for citizens to ensure they do not vote in those who are corrupt into public offices was made by a former presidential aspirant
- The former aspirant, Gbenga Olawepo-Hassim, also warned those holding public offices and harbouring political ambitions to resign
Gbenga Olawepo-Hassim, a presidential candidate in the 2019 election on Wednesday, February 23, has called all those holding public offices and harbouring political ambitions to resign.
Delivering a paper titled 'Uthman Dan Fodio: A legacy of anti-corruption,’ at the Arewa House public lecture in Kaduna, Gbenga said if not checked, the high rate of corruption in Nigeria could consume the nation.
The Punch reports that Gbenga also urged Nigerians to rise and kick against possible plans by corrupt politicians to hijack the 2023 polls.
Gbenga noted that the first step towards ending corruption in Nigeria is also to ensure that politicians with cases established against them must be shamed and prevented from being nominated in the party primaries.
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"If they cannot be stopped in the primaries, they should be made to lose in the general election."
Nigerians should work together to resist corrupt politicians
The Nation further reports that Gbenga noted that Nigerians must work together to call out all those in public offices who have plans to join one political race or the other.
“Every Nigerian must join in the call that appointed public officers aligned with private interests who have political ambitions must now resign their appointments to prevent the complete privatisation of the state by the nouveau rich."
2023: We’ll fight for the Nigeria agenda, says new political group
A political movement, The Nigerian Agenda, had said it will mobilise Nigerians at the grassroots to ensure the impartation of national ideals.
The group said its aim is towards ensuring that the masses can own the values inherent in The Nigeria Agenda.
The movement insisted that Nigerians must develop the capacity to identify and support the right quality of leaders as we approach 2023.
2023: Operators of private jets charter experience boom ahead of polls
Meanwhile, due to political activities across the country, private jet charter businesses in Nigeria is currently experiencing a boom.
With the 2023 general elections coming on stream and preparations of election into states and national offices on top gear, the political class has started making use of the aviation sub-sector again.
Since normal scheduled flights may not fit into their itineraries, politicians now resort to private jet charters to move across the country as it enables them to fulfil strict schedules and often complete multiple meetings in different cities and countries.