Badagry monarch urges politicians to fulfill campaign promises

The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfil their campaign promises to the electorate.

Ogabi, who made the appeal in Badagry, asked politicians to stop making empty promises.

According to him, many politicians, not minding if there was money in the offices they are contesting for, keep making all manners of promises to the electorate.

Ogabi said it was when they assume office they would now realise that the fund they would use to fulfil their campaign promises are not there.

He said that most politicians go into politics with the aim of enriching themselves, not minding the fact that the masses are expecting dividends of democracy.

“Let us look at what happened during the COVID-19 lockdown, some politicians were given good items to their members only instead of providing for the public in general.

“In my kingdom, I provided food items and palliatives to members of the public three times without knowing their background; this is what I expect from the politicians too.

“They should have it at the back of their minds that 80 per cent of votes they got during elections came through the public and not their party members.

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“Some politicians are writing their names on top of the food items giving to the public, this is wrong; the money they used to buy these items belong to the government,” he said.

The Onimeke of Imeke said that politicians should be going to their constituencies quarterly to account for what they had done for their constituents within some periods.

“If this is done, some of our politicians will retrace their steps and fulfil some of their campaign promises,’’ the monarch said.

Ogabi however, commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for adopting June 12 as Democracy Day.

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