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Don’t engage recycled politicians, Onovo tells incoming govt

Posted: Apr 24, 2015 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Temidayo Akinsuyi , Lagos


The Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the just concluded general elections, Martin Onovo, on Thursday urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to avoid re-cycling old and over-used politicians when it took over power.

Onovo who gave the charge when the Pan-African Students Congress (PASCON) gave him an award in Lagos, also called for a government of national unity.

PASCON, the umbrella body of all students in 51 African countries, gave Onovo the “Pan-African Icon Award of Excellence.”

Speaking with newsmen after the award, Onovo said that for the success of the APC-led administration, recycled politicians must give room for national development.

“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 for Nigeria,” he said, adding that the most important thing and the only way forward for Nigeria today was 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, is a good one as Nigeria cannot go anywhere without tackling it.