‘Nige­ria’s pol­i­tics bereft of ide­ol­ogy’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Lami Sadiq, Jos

Politi­cians in Nige­ria have been ac­cused of form­ing po­lit­i­cal as­so­ci­a­tions to grab power.

A former mem­ber of the Plateau State House of Assem­bly, Diket Plang, made the ac­cu­sa­tion, week­end, in Jos, say­ing that politi­cians and po­lit­i­cal par­ties lacked ide­ol­ogy.

Plang said that this sit­u­a­tion made it eas­ier for power mon­gers to move from one party to an­other without hav­ing sec­ond thought.

Plang, who him­self de­fected to the All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress (APC), said that in­dis­ci­pline, neg­li­gence and an­tiparty ac­tiv­i­ties in his former party in­formed his de­ci­sion to de­camp.

“I know I shouted but when there is in­dis­ci­pline, when no­body is will­ing to cor­rect the wrongs, even when you say it, you will dis­cover that, prob­a­bly, we are not on the same page,” he said.

“As you can see, about 17,200 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 10 who were elected as coun­cil­lors un­der the PDP, who are now pur­su­ing their cases at the courts, fol­lowed me to the APC.”

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