By Daniel Tyokua
Former Governor of old Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife on Thursday took oath of office as chairman Board of Trustees of a new political party, Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP).
At a maiden briefing in Abuja, Ezeife said though he had retired from active politics but had to return as BoT chairman as a way to return to God for solution.
Ezeife who took off his shoes and cap and took oath using the 12 pillars of the party said the party was divinely founded by God’s revelation.
Earlier, the party’s Chairman Dr Olusegun Ijagbemi said the party started in 2010 in Kaoje village in Kebbi State and was registered by INEC in 2017.
He said that Nigerians have lost confidence in the existing political parties and have become apathetical to the electoral system, but that the JMPP was out to give confidence to the Nigerian electorate.
The chairman said the party would give 10% of national income to be distributed monthly to the less privileged.
He reiterated that the party would fight corruption in a non-political manner as the oath taking before assuming office would naturally eliminate corrupt activities since defaulters would have death repercussion.
In her contribution, former aide to President Goodlock Jonathan, Sarah Jibril said the party was here to rescue Nigeria and promote peaceful co-existence.
She said the party would guarantee righteous governance and religious tolerance.