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UPN chieftain bemoans lack of continuity in governance

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta   |   03 November 2015   |   6:43 am  

Prince Olatunde

Prince Olatunde

THE Ogun State governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the April 11, election, Prince Olatunde Rotimi Paseda yesterday said many of those saddled with leadership positions in the country lacked the experience in piloting the affairs of the country

He said unlike the earliest nationalists, the present day leaders are immature and this account for the current political situation the nation has found itself

The UPN boss who spoke to journalists in Sagamu, said the way politicians in the country were practicing democracy did not portray Nigeria as a developing country that is worthy to be called giant of Africa.

His words, “I totally disagree with the way politics is being played in Nigeria. My style of politics differs from what is being played out among our political gladiators in the country today.

“Governance is about continuity. It does not matter who or which party that comes in, we must be able to bridge the lapses of the outgone government, rather than defacing or annihilating past administrations’ projects”

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his bold step towards ensuring stable economy for the country, urging him to make politics less competitive and unprofitable for political office holders.

He said this would stabilise and balance the polity, as only politicians who are ready to serve the country selflessly would show interest.

“Though, as a businessman, I’m affected by Buhari’s economy policies, because our credit cards now has limitation to the amount of money it can transfer or carry around, but at the end, the benefits are enormous”, he stated.

“I am surprised and happy as well when the President said, the country is financially constrained to pay 49 Ministers. He should go beyond that, the President should make political office non-profitable and less competitive, so that people don’t go there to make money.

He queried, “How would somebody go into politics, without a job? Politicians in foreign countries have their businesses before they dabble into politics, they only collect attendance allowances not as we have it here”.

He however, took a swipe at the Ogun State Government for handling the burial arrangement of late Mrs. Hannah Idowu Awolowo with politics.



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