President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, called on Nigerians to vote out bad politicians in order to make them accountable and committed to their electoral promises.
He spoke in Abuja, at the inauguration of the 2nd edition of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria, YouWin. The president said his administration would ensure the sanitisation of the electoral system in the country.
Jonathan said: “We feel that for a political dispensation to be relevant to the people, to endure, the electoral process must be sanitised.
"The voter card of Nigerians must make them vote out the bad politicians, that is the only way we politicians will be committed and do what is right and for that we promised to change the electoral process, we have not reached where we want to go but Nigerians and indeed, all the people that have been monitoring our elections have observed that this is a different face of Nigeria and we will continue to improve on it.”
He said his government is also tackling the issue of corruption which has bedeviled the nation for a long time, adding that “in this country, these days, people talk about corruption, sometimes those who are corrupt even shout more about corruption but we are tackling it gradually.
If you look at the Agriculture sector, procurement of fertilisers and tractors and other scandal that was going on, we have stopped that, the oil sector, we are going to stop it, gradually this will thin down, we cannot change the society overnight but we have to take step it by step by step.”