‘Desist From Seeking to Occupy Political Offices From the Back Door’, Dr. Yusuf to Politicians
Dr. Yusuf JS, philanthropist and founder of Dr. Yusuf JS Foundation has advised politicians in Nigeria to desist from the act of seeking to occupy political offices through the back door and allow the will of people through the ballot to prevail.
Dr. Yusuf JS said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at tribunals over the weekend.
According to Dr. Yusuf, politics ends with elections and whoever that is elected by people should be allow to lead them and not be distracted by frivolous legal tussles.
He said that when a leader emerges, politicians should learn how to rally around the person in loyalty and support such leadership to bring the necessary development through good governance.
Yusuf who is from Kogi State, said the act of politicians running to the tribunals to nullify elections for them to get political positions through litigations is a sad tale of the country’s democratic experience since 1999.
The political advocate explained that one of the major reasons why Nigeria is experiencing underdevelopment is the instability in governance saying that once a governor is elected, his first one hundred days in office, he is confronted with legal issues.
He stressed that with the victory of the governor at the tribunals, it is time to stop politics and allow the governor concentrate on governance stressing that people should drop all partisan sentiments for the overall good of the state.
The philanthropist who is optimistic that with the elections and litigations over, the governor will use his last term in office to leave behind lasting legacies that will uplift the livelihood of Kogi people as a memorial.
The illustrious son of Kogi State used the opportunity to advice the people of the state to give their total support and cooperation to the Yahaya Bello led administration to bring rapid development to the state.