Nigerian politics has always been characterized by vote trading. Even if people don't wish to vote for a particular party, they wouldn't mind their palms being greased ( being bribed) .
The case seems to be slightly different with the new cash policy in Nigeria.
In the past , party candidates would boldly throw dole out bundles of money whether they're in public or not.
No one seemed to care where the money was coming from as long as they got their share.
It never mattered to people what time of day it was, that they were called upon to receive such cash gifts.
The situation of the new cash policy has somewhat slowed down the pace of politicians vote trading.
Some party members have even called on CBN to release cash into the economy so that politicians can use it for the elections.
Imagine the boldness !
This shows that it is not business as usual any more for many politicians.
The cashless policy doesn't seem to be going down well with them.
What the Nigerian people are wondering now is : will this naira policy bring an end to the era of money politics in the country ?
I'd like to know your thoughts on this.
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Well, the cashless policy did his own bidding in the general election. If the cashless situation wasn't on ground, vote buying could have spilled the end of the general election outcome.
Well, the cashless policy did really work well but that won't be the solution to the problem because this cashless policy right now can really make vote trading more in profits. Reason because most Nigerians are hungry not because they don't have money but because they can't access it. In such a condition, if they carry that hunger to their polling unit, they can't just decline the bribe.
I think Nigeria should find another solution.
The naira policy is not the end of money politics in Nigeria because I think the naira policy ideology is beyond us citizens and is best known to the government; government officials.
When we are talking about corruption it does not necessarily mean money so when you say the new note is an end to money politics that could be seen as an error.
The stress all the citizens pass through because of the new note is something the government should compensate us for this because many businesses lost their customers and couldn't pay any bills during that period due to the new policy.
If at all we want to put an end to money politics we need to start that from the grassroots, that is we need to inculcate that lifestyle into ourselves, practice it then lay down the rules for others to follow.
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Well, at the end of the day, the fact that there's no cash didn't stop election corruption. I never thought it will stop the corruption of elections in the first place.
The absence of cash doesn't stop the transfer of cash, yes I know that making a transfer has proven to be difficult sometime since this cash issue started. However online banks like Kuda and Opay have proven to be much better. So at the end of the day, nothing spoils for them.
My sister boldly declares that in the absence of cash in uncivilized places, they resort to sharing items such as clothes. As well as food items.
So in the end, in the watching of everyone. They still rigged the election and put their preferred choice.
However, if there's one thing I learned so far as regards this country. It's the fact that the masses are trying their best. The bigger corruption is coming from the leaders and Influencers in various spheres in this country.
I mean in the eyes of all, we saw even the celebrities voting for the same APC that has brought nothing but pain and sufferings to us. Hmmm, I'm scared to admit that I don't think this country can be redeemed again, I have lost all hope! It's sad!
To me I don't think so because what is happening is jst for matter of time. If the next president comes to power he will also do as he pleases, so I don't think it will end the naira policy in politics.
Nigerian we usually suffered for what is not right imagine the way they change our currency and everyone in the country as a whole was been affected.
We are unable to get the new note from the bank after we have deposited all the old currency with us.
During this period businesses where been affected.