Nigerians are not anarchic, they need a working system

The Accord Party’s presidential candidate, Prof. Christopher Imumolen, has pledged to end the continuing instances of impunity and lawlessness across the country if he is elected President of Nigeria in the US elections. next year.

He said Nigerians have been misdiagnosed with the label of lawless people for decades due to a lack of will to punish crimes or criminal acts in the country.

In a statement released by his campaign organization on Monday, the 38-year-old presidential candidate said that contrary to popular belief, Nigerians are not lawless but only need a functioning system to adapt.

According to him, a change of mentality would come naturally if the government began to take seriously the question of the prompt and adequate dispensation of criminal justice.

Imumolen said a system that allows people to break the law without being held accountable is a system that prepares for the anarchy, instability and persistent security upheavals seen across the country.

“I have never believed that Nigerians are a lawless people. Rather, I will choose to lay blame on the doorsteps of a system that blatantly refuses to punish offenses or criminal acts when committed. he told a panel of investigators.

“Aren’t those who insist that Nigerians are lawless surprised to see them adapt quickly when they travel outside the shores of this country?

“It clearly attests to the fact that they only accept and live as they live because the system at home does not take into account the question of the punishment of those who commit crimes, including the most heinous such as kidnappings. , rebellion against the state, and wanton killings of people from a particular tribe in the name of ethnic cleansing, seriously.

“We had convoys of governors, and lately that of the besieged president, attacked by bandits without consequence. Can this happen in healthier climates where the issue of security is addressed, using technology to gather intelligence?

“So that’s an area that I and my government will shine a spotlight on if I get the people’s mandate to become president in 2023.

“We will not only pursue, by opportunity, a policy that seeks to identify hotspots and those behind them, we will strengthen our security system through digitalization to make the process of fighting crime and punishing offenders a key objective.

“And I am confident that once Nigerians start to see this change in attitude where people, regardless of their status, titles or level of influence, will not be treated as sacred cows but will be required to respond of their crimes by the then government, Nigerians will naturally start to adapt,” he added.

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