Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed concern over the monetization of politics in the country.
Speaking during the National Working Committee, NWC, meeting of Peoples Redemption, Party, PRP, weekend in Abuja. Jega, who is a chieftain of the party, contended that in civilised climes, elections are won on the basis of integrity, truth, confidence and support of the electorate.
Boasting that the PRP would make inroads in next year’s election, the former INEC boss said:
“We have to work assiduously towards the success of our great party.
”It is not money that wins election. Although in this country, it appears it is now on the front burner in winning election.”
He expressed confidence in the presidential candidate of PRP, Kola Abiola, noting that he would win the contest going by his pedigree and accomplishments.
He said: “This is a very important meeting organised by stakeholders of the party. I feel very happy that I have been invited to be part of this meeting.
“Yes, our chairman has indicated in his opening remarks that unity is strength. Our party is the oldest party currently in this country.
“It is also the party with the best vision and ideology. So, it is a party whose time has come. I am very glad to see that we have chosen a very patriotic and intellectually sound Nigerian as our presiddntial candidate.
“We have also chosen the vice presidential candidate. He is also vibrant and a professional.