A presidential aspirant of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, has raised the alarm over the rising monetization of the nation’s electoral process, saying a situation where money is placed above other factors is a threat to democracy and 2023 general elections.
He said this on Friday in Abuja at a press conference after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the 2023 election under the platform of YPP.
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The presidential aspirant who is also a son of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Kogi State, said that he would change the currency regime in the country to a single foreign exchange currency rate if elected the president.
Ado-Ibrahim who urged Nigerian youths to change the narratives, said that he would build the nation back to where it is expected to be amongst comity of nations via genuine investment in agriculture and making the nation investors haven.
He said, “I am a firm believer that money politics is going to be what it is. This is the Nigerian way. But I also think that there is this moment in Nigeria’s history where young people should wake up.
“That money you are going to receive is your money. Anybody who is giving you the money right now, think about what they did to get that money and if a politician is a politician, by law, he is not allowed to be doing any other than the people’s bidding, but they are throwing away billions.
“For all good Nigerians that are out there that want to better country, take your money back if they give you take it, but vote based on where your heart is and where your intellect is.”
He also said he would move the nation to Eldorado, in line with the party’s mandate of building an egalitarian society.
“You produce to sell so that you can make money from, to develop a society you want, and that is really going to be one of our typical drives, and not to produce only what is to be eaten, we need to produce what we are going to eat and also what to export,” he said.
The YPP’s National Organising Secretary, Mr. Williams Moses, received the forms from Price Ado-Ibrahim.