‘Engage Legislators, Councilors As Presidential Candidates on Security, Education’ Falana urges Nigerians
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By Toheeb Babalola
In an effort to elect credible candidates into various public offices at both Federal and State levels in 2023, the human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN, has urged Nigerians to not only quiz only presidential candidates but also legislative candidates at the federal and State levels at different debate engagements.
In an exclusive interview on the Arise Tv on Wednesday monitored by The Chronicler Newspaper correspondence, the Senior lawyer charged Nigerians to quiz the candidates vying for seats at national and state assemblies including local legislative houses, on the state of security and education before they vote them in.
Falana stated that, the people should have interest on the programmes all registered political parties and their presidential candidates for the forthcoming 2023 general election.
He advised Nigerians to vote for any political candidates in all level of government that are ready to address insecurity, show commitment and implement the universal basic education law 2004, which will bring 20million street children back to school.
Reports have it that as at the 1st of September 2022, Nigeria has about 20million out-of-School children according to the latest global data on the report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which has been connected to the level of insecurity in the nation.
According to him, “We want a political party that will show a commitment, implement the Universal Basic Law 2004 which prescribed that every child shall be in school at the expense of the State because there are 20million children out there on the street that have turned to beggars.
“We want a political party that will say they are going to show commitment to these as government and never to allow any Nigerian to be turtured, either by the criminal elements or the agents of the government. Every political party’s programmes for 2023 must be weighed before we decide on who we want.”
Recall that political campaign for presidential and National assembly started on September 28, 2022 as stipulated by the INEC.