The Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president in 2023, Peter Obi, has emphasized the necessity of a politically corrupt-free environment in Nigeria.
This was said by Obi during a condolence visit to the late Prof. Ben Nwabueze, the Pioneer Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and a constitutional lawyer, at his home in Ajao Estate, Lagos State.
In a moving speech, Obi bemoaned the level of political corruption that still exists in Nigeria and argued in favor of switching back to a parliamentary form of government.
He characterized the late well-known attorney as a steadfast supporter of a greater Nigeria, renowned for his integrity and dedication to the country.
According to the former governor of Anambra State, real change in Nigeria can only come about through tearing down the framework that politicians built for criminal organizations.
In addition, he expressed disapproval of the N160 million cars that each federal senator had purchased, stating that such costs were unreasonable during a period of widespread hardship for the populace.
“Constitutional projects are criminal,” he declared. It gave in to such things because the executive is similarly criminally inclined. Bad behavior and rudeness have permeated our culture. The parliamentary form of governance, which enables our elected officials to directly address our issues, need to be reinstated.
Obi went on to voice his displeasure with the existing presidential system, saying that presidents distance themselves from accountability by frequently assigning queries to their assistants.
He called for the destruction of the current criminal culture, saying that “people who already own cars are being given cars worth N160 million.” People need to be modest because they are suffering. The public must hold elected authorities accountable.
Looking back on his association with the late Professor Nwabueze, Obi commended him for his unwavering support of constitutional amendments and social justice reforms.
In a connected development, Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo honored Professor Nwabueze, recognizing his important contributions to constitutional law and his unrelenting dedication to justice and equity.
He conveyed the grief felt by the people and the administration over the passing of a well-known person whose legacy would inspire next generations.