Lawmaker seeks credible political process in Nigeria

By Chukwuka Ugokwe, Awka 

Mr Chris Azubogu

A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Chris Azubogu has called for urgent reform of Nigeria’s political process as a catalyst for emergence of quality leadership at all levels.

Mr Azubogu argued that stakeholders in the polity must do something differently to achieve different result in the quest for people oriented leadership in all elective positions.

The Member who is representing Nnewi North,Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, was speaking in Awka, Anambra State Capital, during a two-day workshop by the Centre For Strategic Leadership And Youth Orientation (CENSTLEYO).

“We have to begin the process of reforming the political processes. I believe part of the process is what brought us together here to discuss this critical process,because political process is where public policies are conceptualizsd to achieve the desired impact in our lives,” the lawmaker said.

Mr Azubogu insisted that there must be a strategic mechanism to screen people aspiring for leadership positions to determine their competence, skill, passion and antecedent.

He enjoined the electorates to imbibe the culture of interrogating aspirants who often made lofty campaign promises to determine how such promises could be implemented to touch their lives.

According to him, “the process of enthroning leadership should be seen to be more important than the result.”

The Founder of the Centre for Strategic Leadership And Youth Orientation ( CENSTLEYO ), Mr Felix Imah had said that the workshop was aimed to proffer means of transforming the political landscape to an all-inclusive and sustainable governance structure.

We have to proffer a road map that could lead us into political rediscovery in order to achieve what we consider to be our apparent destiny. We must appreciate our potentials and our struggles for a better a political system in the nation;” Mr  Azubogu stated.


Mercy Chukwudiebere