An Osun State legislator calls for the implementation of the death penalty as punishment for corruption

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In a bold move aimed at combating the rampant corruption plaguing Nigeria, Mr. Kanmi Ajibola, the representative for Oriade State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, has penned a compelling letter to the leadership of the National Assembly, urging for the inclusion of death penalty as punishment for corrupt practices.

Ajibola’s five-page missive, addressed to Senate President Godswill Akpabio and Speaker Tajudeen Abbas of the House of Representatives, underscores the urgent need to tackle corruption head-on. Obtained copies of the letter in Osogbo on Friday revealed Ajibola’s impassioned plea for decisive action against the pervasive culture of graft that has drained the nation’s resources and hindered its development.

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Drawing attention to the staggering losses incurred due to corruption, Ajibola lamented that if these funds had been properly utilized, Nigeria would not be grappling with its current infrastructure deficit. Asserting the constitutional mandate of the National Assembly to enact laws for the country’s peace and good governance, Ajibola emphasized the necessity of introducing stringent measures to curb corrupt practices.

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In a stark call to action, Ajibola proposed that existing anti-corruption laws be augmented with provisions for capital punishment. He argued that the prevalence of corruption poses a grave threat to Nigeria’s survival, likening it to a death trap that must be averted at all costs. Urging swift legislative action, Ajibola implored the National Assembly to act as the vanguard against corruption, positioning themselves as the modern-day Moses and Musa guiding Nigeria away from its perilous path.

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Highlighting the urgency of the matter, Ajibola implored the National Assembly to prioritize the introduction of capital punishment for corruption within thirty days of receiving his letter. He stressed that such decisive measures were imperative to safeguard Nigeria’s future and ensure its continued existence.

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Ajibola’s impassioned appeal reflects the growing chorus of voices calling for decisive action against corruption in Nigeria, signaling a crucial juncture in the nation’s fight against graft and its commitment to upholding the rule of law.

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