Ali Ndume, the Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has claimed that politicians have already started “buying” political positions ahead of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly.
Ndume, who made the claim while speaking in an interview on Channels TV, said: “There should be Unexplained Wealth Act so that if you display wealth that is not in tandem with your income, you should be investigated and (the wealth) confiscated and, if it is extensive, you should be prosecuted.
“Now, you can see what is happening. They are trying to buy the position. The position in the leadership of this country is becoming those that belong to kleptocrats and plutocrats. Democracy is no longer there.”
The lawmaker also said that he would have won the Senate President seat in 2019 if he had money.
“They are buying it already. Didn’t you see the accusation that they are sharing money?
“And I was even thinking in the last election, if I had more money, I would have won. I don’t have money.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker who has been in the National Assembly for 20 years pushed for an “Unexplained Wealth Act” to deal with corrupt politicians with suspicious wealth.