APC, PDP discharge Jega’s call for Nigerians to ditch them in 2023 as misguided
AMB recalls that Jega in an interview, enjoined Nigerians not to trust either party with power come 2023 because they both failed when given the opportunities to serve. In a separate statements in Abuja, APC, PDP has condemn Jega’s call for Nigerians to ditch them in 2023. The governing APC and the opposition PDP, dismissed Jega’s calls as misguided.
According to Jega both political parties had been tried and had failed to deliver over the last 20 years.
The former INEC helmsman said, likened both parties to Siamese twins on the issue of corruption, noting that the Nigerian nation would be better off with a credible alternative platform which the Peoples Redemption Party offers.
Jega said, “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.”
“We are hearing nothing. That is why I’ve since registered with the People’s Redemption Party. I am now a PRP member looking for ways to help Nigeria.
He said, “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.”
In response, the APC in a statement titled, “Jega’s outbursts on APC wrong, untenable,” signed by the party Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, described Jega’s prognosis as wrong.
“While Professor Jega is right about the PDP, a party under which he served as the chairman of the nation’s election management body, we reject his comparison of the APC with the PDP.”
The PDP in its statement titled, “PDP to Jega: APC and Buhari Failed Nigerians, Not PDP… says comparison a provocative disservice to Nigerians”, and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
“The PDP cautions former chairman of the INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, not to further infuriate Nigerians by trying to dry-clean the rudderless, inept and debauched APC, despite the unbearable devastation the APC has brought to our nation in a space of six years.