The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega, has called on Nigerians not to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming general elections 2023.
The former INEC chairman added that Nigerians must find a better alternative to the two parties and vote for them. He further stated that he is now a registered member of the Peoples’ Redemption Party( PRP).
While speaking to BBC Hausa, Jega said; “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 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.
In the same vein, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that Nigerians cannot wait for the PDP to return to power in 2023
A former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has revealed that Nigerians are eagerly waiting for the return of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in 2023. He disclosed this during an interview with newsmen, in Port Harcourt, on Thursday.
Earlier on Wednesday, the former PDP Presidential candidate in the 2019 elections spoke after a meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, at his private residence. Atiku’s words were contained in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Media.
Atiku was quoted as saying, “Well, I came here to reconcile with the governor on party affairs and how we can ensure that there is unity and stability in the party.
“So, that we can take over the government in 2023. I believe that Nigerians can’t wait for 2023 to come so that PDP will return.”
Atiku further described the current situation of security in the country as ‘dire.’ Atiku said, “I have never seen it (insecurity) this bad. I am 70 years plus, I have never seen it this bad in terms of security challenges, in terms of economy, in terms of unemployment. This is the worst.
“Why don’t you give us time? We will come up with our policies. We will present them to Nigerians when the time comes. We have done that before. Under PDP, we recorded the highest economic growth, the best foreign reserves, we reduced unemployment. You know that we can do it.”
It was earlier reported that the Crisis rocking the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may soon be coming to an end as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was paid a visit by former Vice President and former Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday.
POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that both politicians have been at loggerheads over control of the Party. It was widely rumoured that Wike was seriously scheming to have and maintain control of the party’s structure in order to pave the way for his friend who is the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, to clinch the party presidential ticket in 2023.
Atiku, on the other hand, has been resisting such moves and fighting back. It even led to a rift between Wike and his bosom friend and the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.
However, with Tuesday’s meeting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State Capital, all those differences seem to have been set aside and sorted. According to a reliable source privy to details of the meeting, Wike was heard saying: “If Atiku can manage and unite his Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba wives he will surely unite Nigeria.” Also present at the meeting was former Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye.