- Dr. Sanya Awosan unveils new political movement - National Action Group of Nigeria (NAGON)
- The former Goodluck Jonathan aide says the movement hopes to collaborate with Nigerians to bring about true democracy
- He advises Buhari to re-invest the recovered loot
Dr. Sanya Awosan, former special assistant on public relations to President Goodluck Jonathan, has join hands with some other politicians to set up a new political movement in Nigeria.
Speaking yesterday during the media presentation of the movement - National Action Group of Nigeria (NAGON), held at the International Press Centre (IPC), Ogba, Lagos, Awosan lamented that the current political structure in the country only serves the interest of political elites, This Day reports.
He said: “Today, many existing political parties can best be described as vehicles for promotion of selfish economic and social interest of very few at the expense of the greater percentage of the people.”
Awosan said those behind the movement hopes to collaborate with Nigerians to bring about true democracy, as the present political party system is incapable of moderating good governance, that could bring abundance to a majority of the people.
“The promoters of NAGON, having been active participants in some of these political parties, have decided to come together to agitate and struggle for the enthronement of ethics, values and democratic principles in the Nigerian political system,” he said.
He added: “The body would galvanise Nigerians to show more interest in local and national political affairs and encourage parties to subscribe to transparent conduct in governance.”
Awosan also expressed support for the on-going anti-corruption, suggesting that recovered loot must be transparently re-invested.
Other participants at the event were Lagos Labour Party (LP) Chairman, Pastor Abiodun Popoola; the convener, 150 Million Nigerian for Change, Daniel Akinlami; member of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Hon. Olugboyega Aribisogan; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ekiti state, Hon Sanya Adesua; Lagos PDP spokesperson, Mr. Ganiyu Taofeek; Apostle Jaiyeloa Joseph and others.
Recall that Awosan had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to take some decisive steps in order to defeat corruption in Nigeria.
According to Dr. Awosan, President Buhari has not begun the war on corruption at all. What Buhari has been doing now is ‘recovery of stolen loot’. Fighting corruption, he says, is something more elaborate and requires strong will.
He said: “…first and foremost is that this government has not started any anti-corruption war. What this government is doing is recovering stolen funds.”