Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, urged Nigerians to stop complaining about the hardship in the country and use their voting power to vote out incompetent leaders in 2019.
“Stop criticising the failures of government, go and vote them out if you think those voted are not doing their job,” he said.
Gen. Abubakar stated this at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, during the 2018 Distinguished Annual Lecture for Senior Executive Course 40 participants.
“Every citizen has a duty. You must not sell your vote. You must register to vote.
“We must all try to work on our nationhood through constitutional and policy framework. It is only in this way that we can ignite responsible leadership for the country.
“It is through this approach that we can truly build national institutions that will enthrone justice and equity.”
He further condemned the registration of 91 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that the development is not helping Nigeria’s democracy because most of the parties were still regional in character and lack ideological inclinations.