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2023: State police, economy dominate second Arise TV-CDD Town Hall

State police and economy Sunday dominated discussions during a town hall meeting organised by the Arise TV and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) for…

State police and economy Sunday dominated discussions during a town hall meeting organised by the Arise TV and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) for four presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 poll.

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore said he would abolish the upper chamber of the National Assembly if voted in 2023.

 He said,”I want to abolish the senate so that we can use that money to fund education. I will not fund pilgrimage, so that we can use it to fund our kids in school.”

Also the presudential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yabagi Sani, said, “II will not allow for regional police that were formed out of desperation. 

“These security outfits come out of frustration. I will not allow that. I will allow the constitution take its course.”

Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo said, “I will ensure I put an economist in charge of the Central Bank of Nigeria, not a cashier. Right now, the governor of the Central Bank is a cashier for the government in power.

He also said, “One of the reasons we don’t have an effective police system is because half of those who are in government will be in jail. It is not in the interest of the government as it is today to have effective police.”

Aso the presidential candidate of the All 

Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Peter Umeadi said, “Insecurity, can we give military training to members of the National Youth Service Corps?

“Our major problem is that we don’t enforce sanctions, with that you don’t expect security. You can’t fix the police when the they are there collecting bribes. If you are not disciplined, you can’t enforce security.”