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Saturday, 20 June 2009

Nigeria: Political Corruption, Country's Biggest Problem, Says ADC

Y Suleiman M. Bisalla

19 June 2009

Rather than the much talked about financial scam, the biggest form of corruption that has held Nigeria down resides in the political system, National Secretary of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Alhaji Mani Ibrahim Ahmad has said.

Speaking at a reception organised in honour of the new National Executive Committee of the party in Abuja Wednesday, the party's scribe said the level of fraud in the electoral system has often led to the emergence people with negative records as leaders at various levels of government.

"When you have the wrong people in offices, financial crime is the result," he said.

Alhaji Mani therefore stressed the need for proper electoral reforms that will lead to the emergence of leaders that will give direction for a meaningful economic reform.

On the position of the ADC in respect of the mega party that is being put together to challenge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, Mani said the party is sceptical about the arrangement because certain elements within the mega arrangement will eventually frustrate the idea.

"We will not massage the ego and interest of selfish politicians, therefore we prefer to remain a grassroots party and grow with time to become a mega party," he said.

The new National Executive Committee (NEC) include Barrister Mohammed Bello Mustapha, national chairman; Chief Layi Okunade, Deputy National Chairman (South); Amina Mohammed, women leader; and Engr. Mike Nnemeka, national vice chairman (South South) among others.

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