- Prof. Attahiru Jega has been blasted for claiming the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party had failed Nigerians
- According to the progressive governors forum, the All Progressives Congress has not failed Nigerians
- The governor's forum declared that Jega did not present any specific validation on his conclusion
The Progressive Governors Forum has faulted the claim by Prof. Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman, that the two major parties in the country have failed Nigerians.
This was disclosed in a statement by director-general of PGF, Dr Salihu Lukman, Daily Trust Newspaper reports.
According to Lukman, Jega had no evidence to support his submission, Punch Newspaper added.
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“Coming from Jega, the claim that both the PDP and APC are the same and had failed Nigerians should not be taken lightly."
According to him, the former INEC chairman has not proven the allegation beyond the opinion of people.
“Both listening and reading the script of the interview, one is tempted to conclude that Jega spoke more as a politician in that interview than the thorough scholar he is.
“Being a Peoples` Redemption Party (PRP) member, it was more about justifying his choice of PRP as opposed to any of the so-called big parties."
Jega speaks about rotational presidency, says it won’t solve Nigeria’s problem
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Jega faulted the idea of rotational presidency for Nigeria. He said it will not take Nigeria out of its present political and economic challenges.
Jega explained that region should not be the factor in choosing a leader. He said what Nigeria needs is a competent person with capacity and experience to be able to get the country out of her present situation.
2023: Osinbanjo says Buhari’s exit might affect APC’s popularity
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has suggested that the popularity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may be affected when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office.
Osinbajo on Monday, August 16, told members of the APC national youth lobby group that while the party currently enjoys popularity under the leadership of the president, the case might no be the same after Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
He urged the youths of the party to mobilise young Nigerians across the country to join the party beginning from the ward level.
APC chieftain Kashim Ibrahim-Imam speaks about APC presidential ticket
In another news, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, a chieftain of the party has foreclosed the emergence of the APC presidential candidate from the south-south and southeast geo-political zones.
Nigeria Tribune reports that the two-time governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), now a chieftain of the APC, made the disclosure on Monday, August 16, on an Arise TV monitored programme.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of the Board of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Ibrahim-Imam, said the ruling party was not strong in the south-south and southeast zones, adding that it would therefore not pick its candidate from the two zones.