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Money politics, threat to democracy – Group



Money politics, threat to democracy – Group

An NGO, the Association of Patriotic Volunteers, has said that monetary policy is a threat to democracy in Nigeria.

The group’s leader and sponsor, Usman Alhaji, stated this Sunday in Kano when presenting the group at the NUJ Press Center.

He said that although Nigeria copied the US presidential system, it did not embrace all the best principles associated with that system of government.

“In the United States, nobody competes because they have a lot of money to distribute, the practice is regulated, it is based on merit and performance.

“In Nigeria, there is an emerging trend that can be called the commercialization of politics.
that threatens the sustenance of democracy in the country.

“We cannot afford to have money as a criterion for choosing people. We cannot continue or sustain the nation with this philosophy, ”Alhaji said.

He highlighted the need for citizens to also ensure that they choose the best candidates based on merit and performance.

Earlier, the acting chairman, the group’s steering committee, Ibrahim Gwarzo, said they set out to ensure that the nation’s registered political parties produce credible candidates.

“With the general elections of 2023 approaching, we believe that there is a need to advocate for the consolidation of democratic principles, hence the need to form a solid and viable front.

“We take the time to carefully select like-minded people who share the same ideas and principles,” he added.

He argued that the Patriotic Volunteers Association aimed to fight against monetary policy, and noted that it would help clean up the system.


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