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Civil Society Advocate Warns Political Parties Against Bad Leadership

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Idris Abubakar

A frontline civil society advocate has warned party leaders, especially All- Progressive’s Congress) APC and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to be wary of electing persons with questionable characters, to fill the leadership position of their parties.

The Executive Director, Community Development Initiative (CDI), Dr. Kabir Hamisu Kura gave the warning in Kano, in response to a recent publication in the media that some APC governors are lobbying the President to have a consensus candidate for the Chairmanship position of the ruling party.  

Reacting, Dr. Kura frowned at the move which he described as sinister, undemocratic, and a repeat of the ugly pasts.

“We are tired of recycling same old politicians that have occupied the space for too long, and to the detriment of the people. We must demonstrate our readiness for change. This is what the world needs and Nigerians are watching,” he lamented.

The governors he said are largely responsible for the myriad of the nation’s problems today as we see daily their efforts to truncate democratic dividends.

“The recent electoral bill that took so much time to this point is the behind-the-scene maneuvering of these governors,” he added.

While commending the PDP for electing a younger person into the leadership position, he urged APC, being the ruling party to emulate them and elect a younger politician with no tainted record to lead them. This he added, is the current trend worldwide and Nigeria should not be an exception.

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