Relegation of Aminu Kano’s progressive ideals responsible for widespread banditry
Failure of past and present Nigerian leaders to imbibe the late Aminu Kano’s ideals of progressivism and proletariat welfarism is responsible for the endless corruption, killings, kidnappings, as well as herdsmen and farmers clashes in Nigeria.
Anambra State Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Hon. Matthias Aninwachukwu, stated this yesterday in an interview with The Guardian, stressing that the brazen quest for materialism, bribery, corruption, nepotism and winner-takes-all politics was the cause of restiveness, violent attacks and killings across the country.
Aninwachukwu, who noted that PRP remained the oldest party in the country, said unlike today’s leaders, Aminu Kano cared for everybody, especially the Talakawas (down-trodden) in society while alive, admonished politicians to emulate the good virtues of the founder of PRP.
He noted that the major thrust of leadership should focus more on the poor masses, adding that it was the reason Aminu Kano’s legacy had remained indelible.
“PRP is strategising to produce progressive leaders like Kano, who will work for the cause and interest of the poor masses particularly at the grassroots level.
“The party does not believe in money politics and all members are treated as equal to give a sense of belonging, equity, justice and fairness to all,” he said.
Aninwachukwu expressed hope that the party would spring surprises in the 2023 presidential election, adding that about six months online membership registration of the members and doggedness of its National Chairman, Fallah Bello would ensure that members and supporters of the party maintain a clean slate in behaviour and conduct.
He appealed to the masses to shun mortgaging their conscience by selling their votes and engaging in electoral malpractices, adding that these tend to worsen their problems.
While contending that the challenges facing Nigeria would continue, he stressed that the only way out of the present national quagmire was to restore the ideals and legacies the late Aminu Kano bequeathed to Nigerians, especially those favorable to the poor masses.
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