Professor Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has warned Nigerians against voting for the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party in 2023.
In the last 20 years, the two major political parties, according to Jega, have failed to bring about the anticipated development in Nigeria.
The APC and the PDP, according to the professor, are like Siamese twins. In recent years, they have both failed Nigerians.
Jega stated this during an interview with BBC Hausa on August 1, 2021 in Kaduna State.
According to Jega, most corrupt politicians have defected to the All Progressive Congress because the two major political parties lack strong ideologies.
The former INEC chief announced that he has joined the People’s Redemption Party and is looking for ways to assist Nigeria.
He asked Nigerians to abandon both the APC and the PDP in favor of his political party.
Jega also said that Nigeria’s current difficulties are the result of the lack of strong leadership, which has sparked a series of calls for the country to be divided.
In reaction to the development, the People’s Democratic Party cautioned Attahiru Jega, saying the comparison of the APC with the PDP is a provocative disservice to Nigerians.
This was revealed in a press statement released by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. The opposition party said President Muhammadu Buhari and APC failed APC.
The PDP also said Jega had recently described Buhari’s administration as a failure. He is now attempting image laundering by comparing the PDP with APC after he was appointed as Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Jos by Buhari.
Part of the state read: “It is indeed unfortunate that Prof. Jega, as a professor of political science, could portray an ignorance of the manifest contrasts between the robust fortunes of our nation under the APC and the wasteland she has become under the APC.”