From Jimoh Ahmed, Owo
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress of Nigeria, APC, Chief Jamiu Ekungba has charged politicians and those seeking political offices to strive to see their positions as a sacrifice to the nation and the people rather than to enrich themselves.
Ekungba gave this charge while speaking to newsmen on the lessons of the Eid-Kabir festival at the eid praying ground in Owo yesterday.
The APC bigwig said the festival is not about muslims celebrating or spilling blood but a remembrance of Abraham’s sacrifice to God which was an act of obedience to Him.
He stated that political office holders and those aspiring to go for government offices should always think of making sacrifice for the people by bettering their lives and not to impoverish them.
Chief Ekungba said politicians should think more of how to make the country better and not how to embezzle public funds.
He advised against do or die politics saying it is bad for the nation’s politics
“We should desist from do or die politics. Politicians must learn to support the winner at all times. Like the last Ondo APC Governorship primaries, the people voted and it was free and fair and at the end of the day, a winner emerged. I was a contestant and immediately the winner was announced, I embraced and supported him throughout the election and I am still supporting him today”
Chief Ekungba who decried vote buying however cautioned the electorate against selling their votes as it amounts to selling the future of their children and generation yet unborn.