Dr. Bukola Saraki may be out of the presidential race, but Nigerians still have a chance to elect a digital president in the 2019 election.

He is no other than former Ondo State governor and the Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZPL), Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

He says if elected as President in 2019 he would harness the power of information technology (IT) to fight endemic corruption in Nigeria.

Mimiko spoke at an interactive meeting tagged "Conversation with Mimiko", held in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Tuesday, October 29.

He noted that corruption could be properly tackled with IT tools and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) which will make it possible and easy to track the movement of money across Nigeria.

The ZLP Presidential candidate said: "If we can track movement of money with the BVN, we can effectively tackle corruption. If elected President, we will implement policies that will limit the movement of high denomination cash.

"We will also reform the law to ensure that delay of justice is totally removed from our judicial system."


Since fighting corruption has been President Buhari’s main campaign bait and PDP candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, is now selling restructuring, Mimiko decided to sell what he believes are superior plans.

He also noted that fighting corruption should not be a selective war if Nigeria is truly desirous of ridding the nation of corruption.

On his plan for restructuring, the former Ondo Governor said he would employ legislative, constitutional and administrative approaches to ensure restructuring.

He said his government would make move for legislation that would ensure that 60% of resources were devolved to component units, and also establish a special bureau to tackle the issue of restructuring.

"As an evangelist of restructuring, I have always said restructuring is not a North versus South issue.

"Restructuring will advance the development of every part of this country, it will ensure all the exotic minerals in the states are properly exploited to create jobs for people in the states and pay necessary taxes to the federal government," Mimiko added.

"Restructuring is not about oil and gas alone, it’s about leveraging all natural resources that abound in all parts of the country to engender development."

The event had in attendance, political leaders across different political parties, members of the academia, students, market traders, among many others.

Some of the notable names are Segun Odegbami, Kola Adeyeye, Dr. Olapade Agoro, Comrade Woke Abisoye, Adelaja Joseph, Hon. Bimbo Adepoju, Comrade Awofala Awoniyi amongst others.

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