Stop Complaining, Vote Out Bad Leaders, Abdulsalami Tells Nigerians

  • Stop Complaining, Vote Out Bad Leaders, Abdulsalami Tells Nigerians
  • Aformer Head of State , Gen . Abdulsalami Abubakar , on Friday in Jos , Plateau State , urged Nigerians to stop complaining about the present hardship in the country but instead vote out incompetent leaders during the 2019 elections .

    Abubakar spoke at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru , during the 2018 Distinguished Annual Lecture for Senior Executive Course 40 participants , with the Vice – President , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as Special Guest of Honour .
    Abubakar condemned the practice of vote- buying by politicians, insisting that it must be discouraged by all means.

    He said , “ Every citizen has a duty . You must not sell your vote. You must register to vote .

    “ Stop criticising the failures of government , go and vote them out if you think those voted are not doing their job .

    “ We must all try to work on our nationhood through constitutional and policy framework . It is only in this way that we can ignite responsible leadership for the country.

    “ It is through this approach that we can truly build national institutions that will enthrone justice and equity . ”

    Speaking further , Abubakar described the 91 parties registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission as an “ unwholesome development. ”

    He said that INEC was not helping the country’ s democracy by registering too many political parties as most of them were still regional in character and lack ideological inclinations .

    He also called on the organisation to be transparent in its activities if it wished to engender confidence among Nigerians.

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