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2023: Nigerians must reject jobless politicians to reduce corruption, says Zaura

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
30 September 2021   |   2:45 am
A former governorship aspirant under Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in Kano, Abdulsalam AbdulKareem Zaura has canvassed for outright rejection of any politician

A former governorship aspirant under Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in Kano, Abdulsalam AbdulKareem Zaura has canvassed for outright rejection of any politician who have no existing personal occupation before seeking elective position in the country.

The Kano born Dubai-based business mogul believed such ideology, if firmly adopted in the country’s electoral process, would reduce the endemic corrupt practice in public service.

Zaura, who spoke while granting audience with journalists in Kano, recently opined that any politicians who had sacrificed personal business and occupation to serve the public would possess little or no preemptive tendencies to loot from public treasury.

He declared that only the criminally minded politicians whose motivate was to defraud are those intending for either do or die politics, calling for total discountenance of such people in the nation’s body of polity.

According to him, “This is what I mean by sanitising the political system in this country, because that is why people go for do or die about an elective office. Don’t we have business we live on? Don’t forget, a political office is not a personal enterprise.

“I keep saying, if we don’t have our personal businesses don’t elect us into public offices. Why the hatred? Are we doing it for the people or we are doing it to destroy the land. We are doing it to bring development, I think I don’t have a political enemy, and even if I have, he is doing the enmity alone. I am looking at the state, I am looking at the people and the development I will bring to my people,” he noted.

Zaura, who recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, cleared the air on his speculative political ambition and the relationship with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje ahead of 2023 governorship race.

“We are all in the party called APC, and the leader is the governor of the state, Abdullahi Unmar Ganduje . I am 100 per cent with him, his decisions are my decision and whatever he decides I am pleased with that – his decision.

“All I am here for is to help the Governor to succeed, help the party to flourish and dominate any other party in the state. This is my mission and what I have been doing.

“Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is working to move the state forward, I am impressed with the system he is doing and the way he is developing my state. I am impressed and overwhelmed with his style of leadership and the way he is handling the affair of the state and that is why I joined the APC,” he said.

Zaura emphasised on building new face of political atmosphere and economical viable Kano, anchored on infrastructure and social welbeing, if enabled he would have the rare opportunity to run for governorship post in Kano.

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