– Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman, has shared his thoughts on the 2023 general elections
– The former vice-chancellor of Bayero University expressed hope that his party will be a better alternative to Nigerians
– Jega also noted that it was too early for him to speak about his aspirations for 2023
Professor Attahiru Jega has said that the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) will serve as a better alternative to Nigeria’s two dominant political parties ahead of the 2023 elections, Daily Trust reports.
Jega, the national leader of PRP revealed this during a stakeholders’ interactive session of the party in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state on Monday, February 22.
The PRP national leader expressed optimism that that party would provide a better alternative to Nigerians following the new trend and at the pace at which mobilisation was going on across Nigeria.
He explained that the campaign was aimed at bringing all on board against the politics of godfatherism which is practised in other political parties.
According to him, godfatherism had taken a heavy toll on Nigerian politics.
The former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman speaking on his 2023 ambition, said it was too early to make a statement on individual aspiration.
He argued that if political ambition was allowed to take centre stage, the ideals of the party could be destroyed.
Former INEC boss gives verdict on Buhari’s government
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the former INEC chairman took a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government following concerns of other prominent Nigerians.
According to Jega, the Nigerian leader has dashed the hopes of so many people, describing the performance of his administration as very disappointing.
The immediate past electoral commission boss who made the disclosure in an interview said the Buhari administration performed below the expectations of many Nigerians.
Nigeria’s future is at stake – Attahiru Jega says
In a related development, Jega warned that Nigeria’s future is at stake due to misgovernance.
He gave the warning at the inauguration of the 34-member policy advisory committee of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) on Friday, September 25, 2020, in Abuja.
The former INEC boss told Nigerians not to sit back and allow bad people to wreck the country. He called on everyone to contribute to the cleansing of politics in Nigeria.
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