The Convener of the Red Card Movement and onetime Education Minister, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged Nigerians to vote against bad leadership and governance next year.
NAN reports that Ezekwesili said this at the South-East regional launch and rally of the movement in Enugu on Monday.
Ezekwesili said that the 2019 general elections would provide a litmus test for Nigerians to take their destiny into their hands by determining the type of leadership they wanted.
“The reason we started this organisation is that the citizens have for so long ignored their roles in politics. The constitution of this country has given us the power to decide who leads us.
“The office of the citizen is the highest office in the country and we have to activate our powers to set up a system that works for everyone.
“We are asking for a system that will accord citizens equal opportunities to be great. People should not go into politics out of their selfish interest.
“So, we are calling on Nigerians to give red card to bad governance and poor leadership during the coming general elections,” she said.
She said those in positions of authority that had not produced quality leadership should be ready to face the verdict of the masses, adding that poor leadership had rendered most Nigerians worthless.
“We say enough to corruption, enough to inept leadership and governance failure,” Ezekwesili added.