As the 2023 general election gradually approaches, some noble individuals in Nigeria have been commenting their opinion concerning the progress of the country under the leadership of the two dominant political parties in Nigeria in terms of presidency, as a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, said the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People Democratic Party (PDP) have led Nigeria astray for the past 21 years, which should be a considerable statement Nigerians should emphasis on.
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While speaking during a lecture organised by the Kwara Visionary Network for Rural Development in Kwara State, Mr Jega said the APC and the PDP are incapable of directing the country in the right way.
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According to Jega, who is a Professor in Political Science, there is a need to create a special vehicle of alliance that will work to free the country from the flare of corruption.
Jega also dismissed speculations in some quarters that he was joining the 2023 presidential race, noting that his mission was to contribute to the positive change in the Nigerian political pattern of administration, stating that though, he is a registered member of the People's Redemption Party (PRP), but he have not told anyone that he was joining the 2023 presidential race.
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In my opinion, I think that what Mr Jega said about the backwardness of the country under the leadership of the PDP and the ruling APC for 21 years may be true because the economy of the country is getting worst on daily basis. We can imagine how our highest currency no longer have market values. During Obasanjo's administration, the value of naira is equivalent to that of dollars but things have changed to the opposite way.
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Meanwhile, Mr Jega also reacted to the opposition for the implementation of electronic transmission of results in general elections, stressing that the National Assembly is downplaying its importance. According to him, the constitutional provisions that prohibits the use of technology in elections is an hindrance to electronic voting, stressing that lawmakers should move on with the legal process of implementing electronic voting.
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