- Category: Politics
- Published on Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:05
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Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, has described the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as no longer qualified to be called a political party.
Mr. Duke stated this yesterday at a conference organised by the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) and the Change Nigeria Project (CNP) at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, while reacting to claims by a special assistant to the PDP national chairman, Okwesilieze Nwodo, that the party has been reformed.
“PDP held a lot of hope for Nigerians. It started off as a great party. But today, it has ceased to be a party. It is now a platform to win elections,” Mr. Duke said.
The former governor, while calling for greater grassroots participation in Nigerian politics, stated that “politics is too important to be left to politicians.”