Money politics signposts danger to nation’s polity, says Akande
The first national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has observed that money-politics might soon kill Nigerian politicians and political system if not curtailed.
According to Akande, money-politics has eroded the core values of politics, which is to serve the people, saying Nigeria politicians are sitting on a time bomb with the practice and growing of monetisation of politics.
Akande stated this yesterday in his opening remarks at the meeting of Osun APC Elders Forum, tagged, ‘Agba Osun,’ held at his country home in Ila Orangun.
The former Osun State governor, who said he could not think of a step to take to curtail the practice, maintained that the introduction of money politics into the political system is detrimental to its development and progress.
He warned the APC leadership not to deviate from the politics of service to the people, no matter the pressure being promoted by the general outlook of corruption that forms the foundation of the country’s problems.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the APC elders also frowned at what they described as “strange political practices being imported to the Southwest, especially politics of stomach infrastructure, money politics and politics of self-aggrandisements.”
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