The Presidential Candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the last general election, Chief Martin Onovo, has urged the All Progressives Congress to avoid re-cycling old and ‘over-used’ politicians when it takes over power on May 29.
Onovo while speaking at the PAN-African Students Congress (PASCON) Award held in Lagos recently, also called for a government of national unity led by the APC .
“The old and recycled politicians have failed many times and must give room for younger people with brighter vision to push the developmental agenda of this nation. These group of old people have a lot self interest stopping them from fighting corruption.
“The new administration should be a merger between old and new. If we continue with business as usual then sorry to Nigeria,” he said.He said that the most important thing and the only way forward for Nigeria today is a government of national unity.
“If we keep fighting, four years will pass. Our objective should be national development. If we do not have synergy, our effectiveness will be compromised
“APC campaigns against corruption which is good as Nigeria cannot go anywhere without tackling it. There is need to improve on power generation. If we don’t have power the economy it will not grow,” he added.
He said further that the nation owed it’s youth a clear direction and good education.
“You can do all theoretically but action speaks louder than words. It is critical that we act right and show them good example,” said Onovo.
The NCP Presidential candidate said he accepted the PASCON award because he was a student leader while in the University of Ibadan, adding that it will also help him to continue to contribute his quota in helping out the African students who remain the most strategic group for Africa’s future.
“The youths here will be making critical decisions in the next five years. I am not excited by awards. I get a stream of offers but I decline.
“We must intervene with the youth, especially the undergraduates if we want our future to be great because they are critical to national development,” he added.
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