Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

The world will laugh at us if we allow corrupt politicians to continue

With the 2011 elections approaching, the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioner Mrs. Farida Waziri remarked at a public forum not too long ago that the anti-graft agency would stop corrupt persons from contesting the 2011 elections, not a few eyebrows were raised. Undaunted, she reiterated the call on Wednesday saying that the structure of Nigeria’s electoral system gave room for criminals to find their way into power.

Waziri had said of alleged corrupt politicians at the public forum, “I can see some of them printing posters. The world will laugh at us if we allow these corrupt politicians to continue to participate in the polity. We will stop them because they have been stalling their trial. We will not allow them to participate in the 2011 elections.”

Analysts of Nigerian political space have remarked that the pending EFCC gavel on these politicians might just be that the same script that was used by Ribadu while he was EFCC Chairman has been dusted and is about to be staged again.

I think we need to join our voice to that of this beautiful woman on sit and say that we do not want corrupt leaders any more. She needs support from fellow women to achieve her goal for 2011 election.


irmia's picture


This is also happened in my country! Corrupt politicians continue to participate. Politics in my country are really mess, especially regarding the legislative. Most of them have no brain.

In my country, politics now become the entertainment. A way for media to get high profit.


vivian's picture

Whao...... do you know we

Whao...... do you know we African, especially Nigeria always think this things happen only here. Too bad. in fact, politics is now a profession in Nigeria. they do not give room for honest people in fact it is violence in Nigeria.



''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

busayo's picture

We must raise our voices

I agree with you that we must raise our voices to support Waziri in this crusade. The corrupt politicians are the reasons why women were deprived of contesting to political offices in Nigeria. They used money and thugs that women are not able to contend with. If our country is able to get rid of this set of politicians, more women would be able to participate actively in the politics of Nigeria which will bring wonderful and positive change in our country.

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

vivian's picture

Thank You

May be we need to send words to her as concerned group who are ready to support her call for action.

Thank you


''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

womenspace's picture

CAMBODIA: Ordinary Women Can Make a Difference

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative