Former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Attahiru Jega said on Saturday that government at all levels had abandoned governance.
He made the comment during the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) National Convention held in Abuja.
“Our government at the state, local and federal levels has long since given up on governance,” he said. “And no country can develop without good governance, without good people leading good governance.
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“So I urge us to go back and realize that the work ahead of us is enormous; it may even seem difficult, but it is not impossible to do.
Professor Jega is a member of the PRP.
The party hopes to increase its membership base to 30,000 in each of the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
At Saturday’s convention, the party was sworn in to new national cadres.
The PRP prides itself on being the oldest political party in Nigeria, having been initially registered in 1978.
According to the party’s national president, Falalu Bello, the PRP is in talks to merge with other political groups, but it has no plans to change its name or logo.