AN ARMED ROBBER CAN WIN ELECTION IN NIGERIA. – AMBASSADOR UBANI.

‘REDUCE WHAT PUBLIC OFFICERS GET’
By Best Ofori.
The need to de-monetise politics as it is practiced in Nigeria has been current in debates for several decades of Nigeria’s checkered political history, with successive government paying leap service to such calls.
Speaking recently on Daily Report, a flagship programme on Star FM 101.5, a legal practitioner and human rights crusader, Monday Onyekachi Ubani, stressed the need to shun money and material acquisition from our body polity. “When the people know that what they will get from winning elections is huge and mind boggling, they are ready to kill to get there”.
Ubani, who was recently honoured as Ambassador for his humanitarian and selfless service to his generation, bemoans the way the politicians, as well as the people in general are going about political activities with reckless impunity. He expressed pessimism on the political culture of the people. “It is going to take a long while to take money out of politics. It is a hard task because all the previous office holders have been preaching and swimming in money in a pauperized society”.
“An armed robber can win elections in Nigeria, so long as he is ready to throw the ill-gotten money at the people. Nobody questions his source of income. Therefore, there is urgent need to reduce what public officers get”.

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