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Chuks Udo Okonta
The President, Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) Rotimi Edu, has implored insurance practitioners not to stay aloof, but participate in the forthcoming 2023 electoral process.
Edu said this at the April edition of the NCRIB Members’ Evening, hosted by Universal Insurance Plc in Lagos, stressing that staying aloof, would amount to leaving their common destiny to be decided by others.
“There is no doubt in the fact that the Nigeria ecosystem is currently predominated by political activities ahead of 2023 general election.
“The nation is in its pre-election era, a season where each political party elects their candidates for next year general election.
“It is not unlikely that this year would be intense with political activities, with its adverse effect on governing and governance.
“Distinguished members, it is apposite to place on record that the political terrain would once again elect leaders who would determine the common destiny of our nation for another period of four years, either good or bad.
“I need not belabor you with details of my insinuation, but I am persuaded beyond reasonable doubt that you understand that when we stay aloof, we leave our common destiny to be decided by others,” he said.
He also enjoined all Nigerians that are qualified to vote and voted for to participate in the electoral process that determines those who will govern us in the coming dispensation.
He passionately appealed to the media to go beyond surface reporting and highlight basic qualities and otherwise of all the candidates without prejudice, adding that doing so, would be aiding the process of electing the right person for the right position and subsequently, entrenching the process of good governance in Nigeria.
“Let us all shun the politics of bitterness and embrace peace for the development of our nation,” he added.
Edu maintained that most nations of the world are not as blessed as Nigeria, stating that we only got it wrong in our selection of leaders.
He expressed belief that if we choose leaders with good ideology, Nigeria can once again bounce back in its economic activities.