Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said Nigeria has yet to have proper political parties, saying what the country has now are mere platforms.
Naija News reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are Nigeria’s main political parties.
Fayemi called on Nigerians to continue to strengthen the ties that bind Nigeria to ensure a better future for the country.
The Ekiti governor, who is Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, made the call at a get-together organized by the members of the National Assembly to mark his birthday in Abuja.
According to him, Nigeria can only triumph when everyone puts their hands together and ensure they do whatever they can in their various spheres to strengthen the bridge of togetherness.
He said, “It is about what would make a difference to our people. And none of our two parties (veiled reference to the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party), or any of the parties that we have; none of us is there yet. We are still platforms.
“What we need is an organic party structure that really speaks to the yearnings of our people, a lot more strongly than we do at the moment.”