By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Concerned members of Esan Youths in Diaspora have recommended screening by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for aspirants contesting 2019 general elections.
It said the move will prevent politicians with questionable characters from seeking elective positions in Nigeria.
Addressing supporters of the party in Benin, Secretary of the group, Philip Omodiagbe, said they threw their full weight behind Hon. Silvanus Ose Igbogbo for APC senatorial seat in Esan Central Senatorial district in Edo State.
The United States of America based group under the aegis of Actualization of True Democracy Group (ADTG), comprising indigenes of Esan land living in America, Europe and Asia, urged Nigerians in diaspora to show interest in the forthcoming Nigerian elections in 2019, particularly in Edo State.
“I am very happy to say that we are going to be actively involved in the election process of choosing competent and credible people that have what it takes to represent our interest at the National Assembly in Abuja.
“We do not want people that think only of their own, politics is about the people. He has good track records as a young politician who means well for the common man in the village. Not politicians who are afraid to stay in the midst of people in his immediate environment.
He warned against imposition of Candidates in the senatorial district in order not to plunge parties seeking election into avoidable crises.
“Again, I want to call on EFCC, to investigate all aspirants for political position in Nigeria, because if we have people with good minds at the top, Nigeria will not experience corruption in our system again.
“Many of our politicians are not competent to take key positions, that is the only way to stop corrupt people from holding political post in Nigeria”, he said.