Looters should be barred from politics, says Maitama Sule

Looters should be barred from politics, says Maitama Sule

Friday Olokor with agency reports

A former Minister of National Guidance, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, has said public officers convicted of looting public funds should be barred from partaking in partisan politics and holding public office.

Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday that the ban should be backed by law of the National Assembly.

“But this will be possible when there is a law to back it and we hope the law will be enacted soon to support the idea,” he said.

In their reactions to the ex-minister’s recommendation, however, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, and the President, Campaign for Democracy, Bako Abdul-Usman, described the elder statesman’s call as an illusion, saying such action would be hard to carry out.

He noted that the fear of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by public officers was now the beginning of wisdom.

“The EFCC has done extremely well in...

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