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Many Nigerian politicians undemocratic – Group

A coalition of pro-democracy organisations, Coalition for the Protection of Democracy (COPDEM), has criticised the undemocratic conduct of most of the present crop of political…

A coalition of pro-democracy organisations, Coalition for the Protection of Democracy (COPDEM), has criticised the undemocratic conduct of most of the present crop of political leaders in Nigeria.

It stated this during its National Convention and Democracy Icons Award at the weekend in Abuja.

The National Chairman of COPDEM, Rwang Pam Junior, said there were two types of politicians – those in power and those out of power – who must serve the best interest of the people.

He said Nigerian politicians had a duty to lead the country right and urged aides and family members to tell them what was right so that they could amend their policies.

He further said, “If there are policies they have already taken and the policies are worthy, then we should help them and encourage them to implement policies; not only have papers churning out of the National Assembly and no action on the ground.

“People are tired of hearing that it is better; the dollar has gone up, gone down, they want to see it in terms of garri and cocoa, rice and beans in the streets.

“Once it has gone to that level, then you are really impacting the people, and if you have not gotten there, then you have not started anything.”

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