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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

PDP on death row, APC gasping for breath – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said there are no strong political parties in the country, Daily Post reports.

Osinbajo, who spoke on Monday at the National Conference on Political Party Supremacy and the Dynamics of Parliamentary Autonomy put together by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, in Abuja said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on death row while the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gasping for breath.




Osinbajo was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Political matters, Babafemi Ojudu.

The VP said, “Today, we cannot talk of strong parties in Nigeria. The PDP is on death row, the APC is gasping for breath, therefore, it is very important that in building our party we must also look out for leaders that can work assiduously to mobilise people, leaders with conviction, leaders who are independent, leaders who are courageous, leaders who have capacity, and leaders who are disciplinarian.

“If we have these leaders and we appoint them to lead our parties both at national level and at the local level, we can be talking of political parties that will deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.”

Osinbajo added, “Concern should be directed at strengthening the political parties as things stand today our political parties are very weak.”



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