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|2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 7:01pm On Aug 27, 2021|
2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-Hashim
By Chibuzo Ukaibe 4 days Ago
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former presidential candidate in 2019, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has said that corrupt people with unexplainable wealth should not get elected into government offices at any level come 2023.
Olawepo-Hashim, who added that the fight against corruption must continue beyond 2023 for the country to prosper, said those who have explanation to make to anti-graft agencies and are aspiring for public offices, must be put to task about their integrity question.
In a statement entitled, “2023: The fight against corruption must not stop!”, Olawepo-Hashim said, “a good footstep in winning the battle to reduce corruption if not kill it totally, is to ensure that corrupt people with unexplainable wealth do not get elected at any level. Those who have explanation to make to anti-graft agencies and are aspiring for public offices must be put to task about their integrity question. If we are ever going to birth a new Nigeria. It cannot be with the corrupt as midwives!”
The businessman and global energy executive, assured that the fight against corruption is winnable.
He praised Professor Ishaq Oloyede as head of JAMB for returning billions of Naira to Federal Government’s coffers in an agency that has not returned millions before.
Reflecting on how things were in the past, he said “No one took the products without dropping the correct sums of money, and no one who passed-by took the money and/or the wares away.
“I so much long for a return to the country of simple and honest people that Nigeria was, and that is why it was easy for me to connect with the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) message of General Buhari and Idiagbon in 1983.
“In Ilorin, Kwara State where I schooled, we were the disciples of Idiagbon’s campaign against corruption as President of the Dramatic Society in Cherubim and Seraphim College. I was the lead actor in a drama skit against corruption on NTA Ilorin Youth scene. Also, I busted a pattern of stealing in the College Kiosk perpetrated by students appointed to supervise the kiosk, that is a story for another day, that readers would find in my coming autobiography “Sunrise at Midnight” by the of Grace of God. The first volume will be released soon.”
He explained that incidentally, the fight against corruption was a major plank of the Buhari administration, adding that corruption was one of the major reasons Nigeria is backward and the underbelly of some of the security problems of the country such as banditry.
“Nigeria loses a lot to corruption. According to Price Water Cooper (PWC), a global Consulting outfit, if not arrested by 2030, corruption will be costing Nigeria 37% of her GDP; i.e. 200 billion USD, a whooping N100 trillion (Naira), about 10 times our national budget.
“It will translate to 1,000 USD per capital; five hundred thousand by each Nigerian. The significance of this on our lives, in terms of avoidable death is staggering. Corruption in Nigeria is in various dimension in high places caused by indisciplined life styles, weak regulatory regimes and institutions, eroding ethics and values and a triumphant feeling of impunity that believes there will be no consequence for wrong doing!.
“At the lower levels, corruption is rationalized as a result of poor earnings. “Man go survive”, or as that everybody is doing it, “It is our way” But it is not our way.
“The corruption situation is compounded by an increasingly expanding population of people with ethics and value system that have come to embrace corruption as an acceptable standard and become increasingly audacious that they attack men and women of integrity as “failures”, even though most of the attackers come from the ranks of the poorest, they are choristers of those “nouveau-riche”, who have helped themselves from the public purse.”
“They have a sizable presence online venerating corrupt lifestyle.
The fight against corruption is a serious business, law enforcement will not be enough to win it; regulatory reforms are important but just as well as ethical reform on a mass scale; the role of technology is also central in this fight as we aim to reduce the scope of human manipulation of the system,” he said.
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by donbachi(m): 7:06pm On Aug 27, 2021|
Calm down...the wealth of every nigerian is questionable.even those with legit wealth,nigerians must suspect them.they dont believe there is true wealth.
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by PrinceOfLagos: 7:06pm On Aug 27, 2021|
Tinubu is on this table
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by Wiseandtrue(f): 7:08pm On Aug 27, 2021|
Talk is cheap!
Charity begins at home!
See Tinubu, see bullion vans! Why don't you start from there so that we can know how serious you are!
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by vedaxcool(m): 7:10pm On Aug 27, 2021|
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by Finnese001: 8:26pm On Aug 27, 2021|
Tinubu comes to mind
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 10:24pm On Aug 27, 2021|
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by PROUDIGBO(m): 12:30am On Aug 28, 2021|
That pretty much rules out about 95% of the Nigerian political class!
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by yarimo(m): 1:14am On Aug 28, 2021|
Questionable wealth aspirants are all in PDP .
|Re: 2023: Those With Questionable Wealth Should Not Be Elected – Olawepo-hashim by bilms(m): 1:55am On Aug 28, 2021|
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