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2023: Don’t vote for APC or PDP, Ex-INEC Chairman Jega tells Nigerians

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Attahiru Jega, the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has urged Nigerians not to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections.

Mr Jega said in an interview with BBC Hausa that both parties had had their chances and failed Nigerians.

Both parties, he claims, have demonstrated their inability to solve the country’s problems, and Nigerians must vote for a real alternative.

He 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.”

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.

He alleged that the major political parties and the politicians with them have no good agenda for the country.

“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,” he added.

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