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Presidential aide advises politicians to promote ethics, moral values in 2015 elections


ABUJA – Mrs Sarah Jibril, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Ethics and Moral Values, on Thursday, advised politicians to promote ethics and moral values to ensure free and fair elections in 2015.
Jibril gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
She said for 2015 elections to be successful, politicians should not have selfish interest but ensure that ethics and moral values were promoted.
She added that “politicians should not fight only for their own interest as that is unethical.
“They should know that they are representing their people.
“Our politicians should also know the importance of ethics and moral values and apply such during elections.’’
The special assistant said ethics and moral values helped people to make good choices in electing those to govern them in any political dispensation.
“Leaders are expected to maintain a level of morality and integrity for the interest of the people.
“The purpose of establishing the office of ethics and moral values is to ensure that ethics is promoted in the country,’’ she stressed.
She said that the Federal Government was not unmindful of the negative effects of corruption and evil acts “and it taking various steps to comprehensively address it, especially during the 2015 general elections.’’
The presidential aide identified the lack of ethical values as responsible for corrupt practices in the country.
She stressed the importance of ethics and moral values to voting process, noting that
voting done on ethical values would ensure free and fair elections and quality government.
According to her, voting the right candidates will bring about quality representation and enhance development in the society.
She said that her office planned to create community centres nationwide where ethics and values would be instituted for human social transformation and check corruption.
Jibril advised youths to be cautious about the kind of people they associate with, especially politicians, and advised them against being used to cause trouble by selfish politicians.
She said Nigerians must learn to live in peace and be their brother’s keepers, while politicians must play politics by the rules for the growth and development of the country. (NAN)

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