…Says they have bad antecedents
For their alleged failure to bring the desired growth and development in Nigeria within the past 20 years, a university don and former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega, has urged Nigerians not to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) henceforth.
The former INEC boss alleged that the two major political parties were like Siamese twin and that it was high time Nigerians look for a credible alternative.
Speaking during an interview with the BBC Hausa service in Kaduna, Jega explained that ”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.
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.
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 he said have led to the series of agitations for the country to be balkanised.