The need for new names to vie for various elective positions in the country, especially in Imo State, has been emphasized.
A watchdog based in Owerri, Imo Awareness Coalition, in a statement on Sunday signed by its spokesman, Fidelis Echendu and forwarded to INNONEWS, said the 2023 elections in Imo State, offers fresh opportunity for new names and faces to join the race for elective offices and seek the votes of Imolites.
The Watchdog decried a situation, well known old faces and old names in the political arena in the State continue to dominate every election cycle during every political dispensation.
“With few declarations made by some politicians in the State who want to vie for one elective office or the other, it is sad that old names always spring up and dominate the contest.
“While we subscribe to the fact that it is the right of anyone qualified to seek to vie for elective office to do so, it is however a clear manifestation that our political development is stunted, because the same set of political players who have been in the political scene of the State in the past 20 years, continue to jump into the political fray any time the whistle is blown for elections
“The same set of political players, recycled politicians continue to take the centre stage in the political arena of the State. This is unacceptable and limits varying options for the Imo electorate to make informed choices on who should be voted for or not during elections.
“This is a regrettable development and we call on Imolites, who have excelled in various fields of human endeavour and attained commanding heights in business, in commerce, in ICT, to come forward and join the 2023 political contest.
“Those Vying For Presidency Are Old Names Nigerians Are Fed Up With“
The IAC, however took a swipe at those who have declared their intention to aspire for the Nigerian presidency in 2023, stating that “Nigeria cannot make a headway if recycled politicians and politicians of the old order continue to lead the race for the Presidency
“We should enrich the political space by calling on those who posses the wherewithal to lead this country to join the race for the Presidency in 2023″ part of the statement read.”