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2023: AAC is Different From Other Political Parties, Omoyele Sowore Says

FILE: Presidential candidate of African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore 

The Presidential Candidate of African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, speaking on a program 'Oselu today' in an interview with Fresh FM has answered that African Action Congress (AAC) is different because it is an ideologically based party.
He said "It is based on ideology and based on personalities who are of convictions. People who have distinguished themselves radically, who believe Nigeria should not be run this way."

Speaking further, Sowore said the other parties are transactional structures who are only established for transactions of stomach infrastructure. "They come after 4 years to discuss elections in the neighborhood and when the transaction is over, they move on to only return after four years again. This hasn’t worked for the country. Therefore, AAC is different.

Politics should not be for political jobbers, those who see politics as a job to feed themselves to survive. Politicians should also have a dignified job, he said."

Yele made himself an example, "As a politician, I am also a journalist and I've taught as a lecturer in two universities in New York." 

Restructuring is another aphorism for confusion. The best way to restructure Nigeria is to first have a brand new constitution. The constitution at hand wasn’t sovereign. If it was sovereign, the conference itself would have determined how the constitution would have been promulgated, Sowore said on his position on restructuring.

Speaking on Amotekun after being questioned on his faith in the south western security operative, Sowore said he believes in any group or person who is genuinely interested in the safety of the people and the society at large. His position however is for them to have proper training. He said it has come to his awareness that amotekun have also been engaged in police brutality. 

He said they should be properly defined and there must be a uniformed regulatory process for security in the country. 

He said he believes in state police, campus policing and not in national police that is corrupt, bureaucratic and ineffective. 

"Police reform is personal to me. I have been a victim of police brutality since my days in the university. To reform the police, the issue of police recruitment must be attacked.  There is no regulation to how police are being recruited and the results are questionable characters and unqualified men in uniform, Sowore said."

Omoyele Sowore said in conclusion that his parting shot is not a parting shot because he is going nowhere. "People are continuing to lose hope in the democratic process. I believe it is up to Nigerians. It is up to the people listening to change the course of the country and if not, we will be here again complaining in a few years. Vote right! vote wisely! vote for omoyele!"

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