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Ex-presidential candidate extols Ahmed, APC over devt

Posted by on May 15th, 2017 and filed under Politics, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to improve on the past elections held in the country by conducting free, fair and acceptable polls in future exercises.

The Presidential candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) during the 2015 presidential election, Mr Rafiu Salau, gave the advise in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital while answering questions on a Radio “Playing Host.

Salau noted that the past leadership of INEC conducted an impressive election with the use of card reader and stressed the need for more improvement in the nation’s electoral process as being practiced in developed countries.

He commended the initiative of INEC for the timely release of the election time table, adding that it would go a long way to allow political parties and their candidates plan ahead for future elections and also supported the idea of an independent candidacy.

Salau, the current National Chairman of the National Progressive Council for Advanced Grassroots (NPCAG) disclosed that the newly formed political party which is undergoing registration with INEC has the manifesto, philosophy and political agenda of past founding fathers of the nation’s democracy.

He however cautioned Nigerian politicians against commercialising politics or seeing politics as a money spinning venture but rather, see it as an avenue to better the living standard of the less privileged In the society.

He praised the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari for his government’s determined efforts to rid the country of corruption and corrupt people, reiterating that no nation can progress or develop no matter the economic and human resources when the citizens or leaders are enveloped in corruption.

He attributed the country’s recession and unemployment to the rate of corruption witnessed during the past administrations in the country and described President Buhari as a honest and sincere leader who is determined to take the country away from her present economic predicament.

The former presidential candidate, who also contested the governorship election with Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed during the 2011 governorship race, commended the achievements so far recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state more so in terms of revenue generation and infrastructural development.

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