‘Nigeria’s politics bereft of ideology’
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.”