A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega has warned Nigerians against voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in subsequent elections.
Speaking in a BBC Hausa programme on Monday, Jega said it was high time Nigerians look for a credible alternative because the APC and PDP have both failed to bring the desired growth and development in Nigeria within the past 20 years.
“Nigerians should dump the two parties because of their bad antecedents over the last 20 years. Looking at their inability to change the economic fortunes of Nigeria for 20 years now, it is now apparently clear that they would not do anything even if Nigerians vote for any of the two parties again,” he alleged.
“The bad things these parties committed in those past years, Nigerians should never give their trust to the parties again. It is now very clear that these parties would never change, even if they are given another chance.”
“The APC and PDP have formed governments, we were all witnesses. They did not come with a good intention to make amends. If you look at the fight against corruption, all these corrupt people that were supposed to be prosecuted sneaked into the APC.”
“We are hearing nothing. That is why I’ve since registered with the Peoples Redemption Party( PRP). I am now a PRP member looking for ways to help the Nigeria.”
”That is why we believe now is the time to establish a platform where every good Nigerian should join and contribute towards building the nation on the right path,” he said.
He alleged that those in the major political parties have destroyed everything and had made the parties so stigmatized that whichever good person joins the parties would be considered like them.
He said that was why “it has now become imperative to have a new platform where good Nigerians will constitute the membership.”
Jega also alleged that it was lack of good leadership in Nigeria that threw the nation into it current problems, which have led to the series of agitations for the country to be balkanized.
KanyiDaily recalls that Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello had claimed that the APC has performed beyond what the PDP achieved in their 16 years of governance in Nigeria.