An Edo State Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Kazim Afegbua, on Tuesday faulted calls by the former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, for the establishment of a new political party.
Afegbua, who was a Commissioner for Information in Edo State, said this in an interview with The PUNCH, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He noted that what Nigeria needed at the moment was a few political parties with men and women with vibrant ideas and not another jamboree desperate for a power grab.
He said, “What we need are few parties with vibrant ideas anchored on strong ideology and not this regime of nepotism and cronyism that has continued to drag us backward and deepen the cracks in the system.
“Nigeria is presently polarised along ethnic and religious lines, no thanks to Rochas Okorocha’s party, APC, hence we need to encourage processes that would help reinvigorate opposition parties to provide the needed alternative to the people.
“The PDP is painfully, not exploiting the lapses in the current APC-led government, their opposition role is too feeble to be recognised. By now, PDP ought to have set up a strong and virile public relations unit, with tested hands that can generate result-driven strategies to gain public confidence.
“It is the absence of these essentials that might have warranted Senator Rochas to come up with this weather-beaten rhetoric of another political party, knowing full well his ridiculous antecedents in Imo in 2019.”