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MURIC charges Nigerians to reject dubious politicians

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Ishaq Akintola

Printers flay printing of election materials abroad

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the electorate to reject politicians with shady characters and elect those who genuinely fight corruption.

According to the director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, these are the politicians who can bring back the glory of this country.

His words: “Vote for candidates who are likely to liberate you, your children and the future generation of Nigerians from the shackles of backwardness, poverty and bad governance.

“Say ‘no’ to thieves and their godfathers. Reject rogues, shady characters, opportunists, impostors, religious extremists, hypocrites and parasites, even if they are Muslims.

“Vote for politicians who promote austere living. Shun those who are extravagant, flamboyant and those who amass wealth and hobnob with past rulers who were known to be corrupt.”

Meanwhile, National Union of Printing Publishing and Paper Product Workers (NUPPPPROW) has condemned the printing of election materials outside the country.

The national president, John Ushie, said contracting indigenous printers would boost the economy and reduce unemployment in the country.

He made the call at the ongoing Nigeria International Print Expo (NIPEX) at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, themed ‘Print Business: Innovation & Profitability’.

“Printing of ballot papers and other election materials outside Nigeria is totally condemnable. We condemn it in its entirety.

There is no way we can have a country like Nigeria with capable hands and be taking printing jobs outside the country.

We have the capacity, and that is why we are advocating that those who are coming up must be empowered,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of DCS Integrated Media Limited, organisers of the event, Tunde Obokhai, said when he entered the industry in 1995, he discovered lack of exposure to information for printers. “People just bought machines without knowledge.”

According to him, 95 per cent of government jobs are taken abroad because of wrong government policies.


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