- Former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe has said that PDP and APC are expired parties
- He said that Nigeria could not progress under the two parties
- He, however, stated that the Accord Party (AP) is Nigeria’s only hope for political development
A former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said on Thursday, October 5 that the Accord Party (AP) is Nigeria’s only hope for political development.
The Nation reports that Okupe stated this In Ibadan, Oyo state, while addressing the party’s delegates at the 2017 southwest stakeholders’ summit held at the Olubadan Stadium complex, NTC Road, Iyaganku, Ibadan.
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NAIJ.com gathered that the meeting attracted party’s delegates from Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states.
Also, a former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Bukola Ajaja, was publicly presented with the party flag as the new leader of the party in Oyo state by the southwest zonal chairman, Kayode Ojo.
Okupe, who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Accord Party, said the current two dominant parties in the country - All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP have failed to deliver democratic dividends to the citizens, and as such leaving Accord Party as the best alternative for the people.
He said: “The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress are big trucks which old age and misuse has affected their relevance. Today, the PDP and APC have expired as a party. PDP as an automobile has spoilt its back aisle while APC crank shaft has broken.
“Accord is the only hope for political development in Nigeria. This party is for Nigerian youths to achieve their lofty dreams and ambition of managing their own affairs in this country. I am old and not interested in any office again. Nigerian youths can be whatever they want to be in Accord.
“You don’t need the so much touted experience, myself and some elders here will teach you on the job to master it. Youths cannot be allowed to flourish in either PDP or APC but we’ll provide the necessary platform to excel and teach you all in Accord.
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"We’ll teach you how it is done in an ethical manner; not h*ow to kill, steal or corrupt the system. Accord is the best platform to realise your dream. This party is preparing the solid platform for the youths evenly.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogun state chapter, has accused Doyin Okupe of seeking the downfall of the party and described his exit as a good thing.
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