Ex -Imo deputy gov calls for review of electoral culture

Former Deputy Governor of Imo Prince Eze Madumere Thursday said review of Nigeria’s electoral culture was imperative to engendering good governance for the people.
Madumere said in Abuja that the present electoral culture had given criminals access to power and public fund.
He criticised nefarious political cultures such as vote buying and money politics in the country saying they were responsible for corruption and maladministration.
“Politics is an intrinsic vocation that seeks to better the living standard of our people. That is why we must device a means to ensure that the right people are voted into power,” Madumere said.
The former deputy governor lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for making policies that had granted practical and financial autonomy to local governments.
He said LGAs’ financial autonomy was vital to sustainable development and eradication of poverty at the grassroots.
According to him, there are security challenges and other sundry issues which are already being managed, they will eventually pass away.
Madumere restated the need for review of “our political culture, which has nonetheless had very negative effects on our voting pattern,” adding that money politics must be reduced.
“Vote buying is destroying the polity. This is giving room for criminals to have access to public fund,” he said.
President Buhari recently said that his administration would invoke laws that would checkmate money politics and regulate the amount of money to be spent by politicians in politics. (NAN)

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