Chief Martin Onovo, Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the March 28 Presidential election has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to recycle “old and overused politicians” in the incoming federal government.
Onovo gave the advice in Lagos at his award presentation ceremony where
the Pan-African Students Congress (PASCON) honoured him. PASCON, an
umbrella body that covers all students within the 51 AU recognised
African countries, conferred on Onovo the “Pan-African Icon Award of
Excellence” at the weekend.
According to him, the success of the APC- led administration depend on
the fact that recycled, failed politicians must give room for fresh
hands. “The old and recycled politicians have failed many times and must
give room for younger people with brighter vision, to push the
developmental agenda of this nation.
“This group of old people has a lot of self interest stopping them from
fighting corruption. The new administration should be a merger between
old and new. If we continue with business as usual, then sorry to
Nigeria,” he said. According to him, the most important thing and the
only way forward for Nigeria today is the government of national unity.
"If we keep fighting, four years will pass. Our objective should be
national development. “If we do not have synergy, our effectiveness will
be compromised. “APC campaign priority, corruption, which is number
one, is a good one as Nigeria cannot go anywhere without tackling it.
“There is need to improve on power generation. If we don’t power the
economy it will not grow,” he said. According to him, the nation owes
its youth a clear direction and good education. “You can do all
theoretically but action speaks louder than voice. It is critical that
we act right and show them good example.