Nigeria Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that elected political leaders should always aspire to meet with the electorates. ayokinews.com reports
This was made known through a statement released by the Vice President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, who quoted him as say this yesterday while receiving the outgoing UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon.
According to Osinbajo, constant engagement between political leaders and their electorates on issues bothering on justice, peace, security and social contract could not be allowed to fall out as they’re very critical to the nation’s welfare.
“You cannot avoid engaging with the people; there’s need to engage in a way that you’re trusted. People should see that you’re committed enough about their concerns.
“People must feel that government is committed to their welfare, security and especially on issues of healthcare and education of their children. So, a social compact is crucial.
“As a matter of fact, it is both a current concern and aspiration for those of us who have been fortunate to be elected into positions in government and in the politics of our country.”