Tanko Yakasai, a Nigerian elder statesman, has warned politicians against using the 2023 election to destabilize the country.
In a statement released yesterday, Yakasai said that the recent invitation and questioning by personnel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of a former governor of Kwara State and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had a political overtone.
“The politics of 2023 should not be used as a tool to undermine the stability of our country, Nigeria.
“The general thinking is that this move against Bukola might have something to do with his perceived presidential ambition; to prevent or interfere with that ambition. It will be sad if this is the motivation.
“I believe he is qualified to become president of Nigeria and he should be free to canvass his political ambition just like any other qualified Nigerian. No attempt should be made to put obstacle on his way,” Yakasai said.