Professor Attahiru Jega, the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) Former Chairman has urged Nigerians not to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections.
He stated that both parties have had their chances and had let Nigerians down, which is why they should be denied the vote in the next general elections.
Both parties, according to Jega, have demonstrated their inability to solve the country’ s problems, and Nigerians must vote for a real alternative.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Jega stated that his time in the classroom and at the helm of INEC has proven that both the APC and the PDP have nothing good to offer Nigerians.
Jega also disclosed that he is a member of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), and that he believes that things would improve if the PRP is in power.
As he puts it, ” 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. ”
The INEC Boss also added 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. ”
” 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 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 stated.
He claimed that the country’ s key political parties and the politicians associated with them have no positive objective.
” Since 1979 I’ ve been teaching in the university, for 40 years now. So, from what I read and observed, when I was Chairman of INEC, honestly the way I see our politicians conducting elections and from the manner they represent their people when elected, honestly it is something to be afraid of, ” he stated.
The Department of State Services complied with Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja’ s orders on Monday, bringing the twelve aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, before the court.
This comes after a judge ordered the secret police to present the activist’ s detained aides in court today (Monday).
Justice Obiora Egwuatu had issued a new order on 29 July after the DSS lawyer, Idowu Awo, appealed to give the authority time to comply with the order.
According to the Daily Post, the Yoruba Nation agitator’ s aides were conveyed to court in an 18- seater Toyota Hiace Bus with the registration number Abuja 785 KWL.
According to reports, the inmates were brought in by the secret police, who were escorted by its operatives.
The aides were detained when DSS agents stormed Igboho’ s residence on July 1, but they have filed a lawsuit alleging that their fundamental human rights were violated.
Pelumi Olajenbesi, a lawyer representing the detained aides, filed a lawsuit against the DSS, claiming that his clients had been undergrown for weeks.