A legal expert Mr Ibukun Fasanmi says the proposed drug test for aspirants into political offices is a good move that will need strong legal backing before its effectiveness can materialize.

Fasanmi, gave the submission while speaking on the move by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NAFDAC) to carry out drug test for those running for political offices in the 2023 general Elections, on the Crest Breakfast Show.

According to him, the legal backing will have to be sought from the same politicians, whom they are still expecting to carry out drug test on and may even demand for the drug test result of the personnel of the drug enforcement Agency before they could provide the legal backing for such proposal, which might make it difficult for it to see the light of day.

Fasanmi advised Nigerians to do a due diligence to know who they want to commit their welfare as well as the welfare of the nation to, and ensure the person is not only physically fit but also psychologically stable to hold any political post in the country.

It would be recalled that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had written to the All Progressives Congress (APC) requesting that officials of the agency be given approval to conduct drug integrity tests on aspirants ahead of the forthcoming general election.

The agency said it would also ask the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in the running for different positions at the general election in 2023 to carry out the drug test.

Credit: Crest

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