CAN WE TRUST HER?
The Candidate of the Young Progressives Party(YPP) , Mr. Kingsley Moghalu in statement issue talked salient issues affecting growth and development of the Nigeria Nations such as corruption, tribalism, nepotism amongst other issues.
His statement reads:
Behind corruption and tribalism, nepotism is the next worst disease in Nigeria; found along sensitive lines of tribes, political affiliations, socio-economic class and religious association. Nepotism is a crime against rationality and economic growth. Nigeria cannot move forward with the vice at the center-stage.
Nepotism in Nigeria is not just about getting a federal appointment into prime institutions, or a government contract; it also trickles to sensitive issues like getting a slot in the Super Eagles line-up; or escaping traffic offenses because you know someone who knows someone else.
This practice is not new in Nigeria, but has however escalated over the past 16 years, with the governments in power fostering the growth of the cancerous ill.
In today’s Nigeria, we have successfully integrated nepotism into our culture. We flagrantly flaunt the act at those who may not have our kind of connection or political clout, and gradually, it is becoming a pop-culture, a norm, the only way up.
Or else, how would a lawyer get a billion-dollar road construction contract just because he knows the right button to press? Or how could an unqualified graduate get a management job at premium institutions when there are better and qualified candidates designated for the spot?
This is wrong! And it must stop! Nepotism is anti-economic, anti-productivity, anti-creativity and anti-growth. No nation on earth can achieve any form of development without crushing nepotism.
With the recent announcement of Amina Zakari as the chairperson of the Committee on National Collation Center for the 2019 electoral process, Buhari and his cohorts once again display gross insensitivity to ethical process. Amina Zakari is said to be a relative of the incumbent president, she is also said to be closely connected to the Aviation Minister, and State Ministers of FCT and Commerce. She certainly has been a part of the INEC, however in all honesty, does the government expect Nigerians to trust this process, or be confident about INEC’s true independence and that really their vote will count? Can we trust her?
In a country that blatantly violates the rule of law, with so much conflict of interest on issues of governance, and the citizens don’t trust its government, will Amina Zakari not be one-sided? Is INEC promising us that there will be free and fair election? Are we telling Nigerians that justice and truth will prevail in the 2019 election?
I doubt that.
The 2019 election is not about Buhari or APC. It is about Nigeria and the Nigerians. It is about the future and the destiny of this generation; and those yet to be born. If this government is really concerned about the well-being of our country as they claimed to be, I am of the strong opinion that Amina Zakari should be replaced with immediate effect. I join my voice with that of other political parties and the entire Nigerians that justice should be done immediately so that our country can move forward.