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Corrupt leaders should be banned from politics – Niger Governor Abubakar Bello



Corrupt leaders should be banned from politics - Niger Governor Abubakar Bello - BellaNaija

Governor Abubakar Bello

Niger State governor Abubakar Bello has opined that corrupt politicians in Nigeria be banned from participating in active politics.

According to Punch, he said this while speaking at the inauguration of the Niger State branch of Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) in Minna.

He was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Information Jonathan Vatsa. He said:

I will say it over and over again, corrupt politicians and civil servants should be banned from participating in active politics if we want Nigeria to move forward.

In China, corrupt leaders are being executed; if in our own case we can’t execute them, then we should ban them from participating in politics and give opportunity to those who are clean, honest and have the fear of God.

He added that citizens should ask questions of politicians they voted into power.

He said since politicians are elected by the votes of the people, they should be held accountable. He said:

The fundamental issue facing us as a nation is corruption and if you look at Niger State, we are where we are today because in the past we had corrupt leaders who were not able to manage the people’s resources wisely.

One good thing about democracy is that the people should ask questions; we came in through their votes and not by power. Those who voted us in should ask us questions, how their monies are being spent because it will bring about checks and balances.


  1. Stephen

    August 28, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Nigeria which way forward
    Dumb Hallam

  2. Stephen

    August 28, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Mallam they will start with you first


    August 28, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Governor Bello that’s a stupid thing to say. Do you believe in SHARIA LAW? If so, why not shariacate that henceforth any political leader from the North when / if found wanting of any corrupt practices be tried and punished according to SHARIA law. The Consequencial effect of trying all your political thieffing sharia law will stop both current and future politicians from stealing government funds meant for the development of the North and the people of the North. Secondly, it will help voters to immediately identify a thief pretending to be a politician from fooling unsuspecting voters in the future when they come asking for their votes again, whereby allowing those with genuine interest to serve to surface. Doing so, government can effectively use the revenue generated on education, hospitals, roads, pay teachers salaries and to create employment opportunities in the North. leading to the development of the Northern parts of the country. After all you all seconded this court, it’s laws and what it represented when it was first established. From my recollection. No thieving political elites from the north has ever been tried, convicted or purnished by the sharia court yet. You can see the hypocrisy and the conspiracy behind the creation of the sharia law nonesence and bull shit court. I believe it is safe for me to conclude that your political elites supported the formation and creation of this Court and all it represented to purnish only the petty thieves amongst you so that the big thieves amongst you will go unpunished from generation to generations. My advice to you governor today is to SHARIACATE the support and the trial of any political leader from the North found wanting of corruption by sharia law. When convicted. He/she be purnished according to sharia law period. The sharia Court shouldn’t be for only the petty thieves.. “A thief is a thief regardless of the size of their loot.” What is good for the geese should be good for the gander. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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