Nigeria’s political elite not interested in reforms, says Ezekwesili



The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria  (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed fear in the conduct of  Nigeria’s political class, saying that many in the group are not  interested in supporting reforms.

Speaking at the Chatham House, London, on Tuesday, she charged the Nigerian political class to be more committed to people-oriented reforms  towards having a better country.

Chatham House is a global centre for policy research and debate on  Africa politics.

Ezekwesili said that government was a mere means of livelihood for many  people in the nation’s political class.

The ACPN presidential candidate, who warned that Nigeria was in grave danger of falling into difficulties, which its contemporaries started  mitigating many years ago, said that the “time is now for the political
class to chart a way forward.”

She said, “The single biggest challenge during my work as a minister was  dealing with the political class – they were not interested in  supporting reforms. For many of them, government was a mere means of
livelihood.

“At my core, I have never been able to tolerate injustice, especially when it has to do with the weakest in the society.”