PDP on Death Row, APC Gasping for Breath – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the People Democratic Party, PDP, is on death row while his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is gasping currently for breath.

The Vice President spoke 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.

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

He tasked the institute to go into research and see how Nigeria can begin to build very strong political parties.

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.”

He also disagreed with former Senate President, Ken Nnamani who stated that people have right under the constitution to move from one political party to the other.

Osinbajo said, “If we keep jumping from one party to the other there will be no way we are going to strengthen the existing ones."


  1. Hassan Aderemi12 April, 2017 07:09

    If this is the conditions of the two giant political party in Nigeria, then we are in a sorry state.

  2. I can't but agree totally with the vice president, those who jump from one party to the other are political prostitute in search of selfish aims without the interest of the electorate. Good politician must have principle that giude his concience which is lacking in Nigerian political arena.We need pricipled people like Awolowo to regain our lost glory.

  3. I concur with VP, political harlotism should be shunned.

  4. Yea see bluntness, see how bitter truth is, the question now is who will swallow it? PDP or APC. We say they should build systems, institutions, they are busy building structures of what importance is skeleton with the body? Folly at its peak

  5. Oladimeji Seun12 April, 2017 09:45

    You are right sir.

  6. Political Mata..

  7. Indeed its obvious that we lack political system. God bless our great country Nigeria.

  8. Lol they haven't seen anything


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