“When Wind Blows” Lobbying & Lobbyists.

Nigerian politicians are expanding the scope of the above words. While we know that Lobby is part of a Democratic system, a situation where our Senate President, Bukola Saraki said, they would have carried out their constitutional duty of confirming the Presidential nominee, for the position of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu.

But refused or failed to do so, citing lack of Lobby by the President.

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Now, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar is said to have engaged the services of Lobbyists, to ensure his emergence as the Nigerian President, after being declared a looser by the electoral umpire, he has approached the electoral tribunal, to seek redress. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But before the tribunal can make pronnoucement, Lobbyists are now engaged to grant Atiku victory in the last election.

Not quite long ago, Prof. Sagay, has raised an alarm, over the rising trend of Judges being the ones deciding who occupy which political positions in Nigeria, rather than the people whom Democracy is said to be of, by and for.

The Judges Prof. Sagay complained about, are Nigerians. But the Lobbyists, said to have been engaged by Atiku, are Americans. Raising the question of where, or which country’s President, Atiku is seeking to become?

Maybe, instead of conducting an election, we may think of engaging lobbyists to pronounce the next President of Nigeria, according to Atiku standard.

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