Chief Bisi Akande, former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, has decried monetization of politics in Nigeria.
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“Nigerian politicians are sitting on a time bomb with the practice and growth of monetisation of politics.
“If this is not curtailed urgently, it will soon kill Nigerian politicians and our political system,” he said on Friday at a meeting of Osun APC Elders Forum in his country home, Ila.
Akande, a former governor of the state, also urged the APC leadership to continue to uphold 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 problems in the country, we must not deviate from service to the people.
In a communiqué at the end of the meeting, the APC elders also frowned at what they described as politics of stomach infrastructure being imported to the South West states.
The communiqué signed by Chairman of the forum, Mr. Sola Akinwunmi, noted, “This type of politics is alien to us and is already eroding the core value of progressive politics to almost non-existence.
“This should be discouraged as it portends serious danger to our democracy.”
It added that the APC will win the July 8 by-election in the state.
The forum also called on every elected and appointed political office holders to make sure that they deliver their various constituencies.