A former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri, has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar will correct the partiality syndrome in Nigeria.
He said the former vice president will correct the situation whereby mediocrity, cronyism, and partiality become the criteria for awarding contracts instead of competence.
Omokri said this in his 118th series on why Nigerians should vote in Atiku as president.
“Day 118 of #WhyShouldIVoteAtiku: On Thursday, March 29, 2012, Bola Tinubu told then Governor Babatunde Fashola that “if there’s no partiality, you cannot be governor.” He admitted that cronyism, rather than merit, is what he uses to fill positions in government.
Nigeria does not need that now. We are where we are because we refused to put our best foot forward. We have used ethnicity, region, and religion to staff vital positions in government, and that is why Nigeria is now the world headquarters for extreme poverty.
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We need a course correction, and Waziri Atiku will provide that change. As vice president, he was known for headhunting the very best talents, irrespective of where they come from. He is a meritocratic leader, who is not interested in stacking government positions with his cronies, whether or not they merit the positions they occupy. Nepotism is an All Progressives Congress ideal.
Waziri Atiku Abubakar is also a pragmatic leader, who does not fail to supervise those he appoints. While he will not micromanage, his ability to build a conglomerate with his Priam Group of Companies, through which he gainfully employs 13,500 Nigerian citizens producing made-in-Nigeria goods and services, is a testament to his business leadership.
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These are qualities that Bola Tinubu has shown that he does not have. And without them, it is impossible to rescue Nigeria and bring recovery to Nigerian citizens.
That is another reason why I invite you and your family and friends to please vote for Waziri Atiku Abubakar, and the Peoples Democratic Party on Election Day, Saturday, February 25, 2023.
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