- The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has called for a new effective party
- According to him, the existing dominant political parties cannot lead Nigeria to the Promised Land
- He said the country needs a leader who is visionary, who can move the country from where it is to where it should be
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) has stated that there is a need for the emergence of a new political party which would take Nigeria to the Promised Land, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot.
Speaking at the symposium organised on Thursday, May 3, by the Magodo Associates, Sani said the new party should consist of intellectuals, the working class and youths. The symposium held at the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Sani said none of the existing major political parties in the country could do the job; hence, there was need for a new party.
The senator opined that the APC is built around President Muhammadu Buhari; but that this integrity is not enough to govern a plural country like Nigeria.
He stated: “What we have here is one man whose major asset is integrity; but how many within that camp can also beat their chests and say they are as credible as he is?
“We are talking about building a nation and moving it forward, but can just the integrity of the president move the nation to the Promised Land?
“When we are talking about the qualities of leadership, if only integrity and credibility is what you need to be in public office… integrity or credibility is just one of so many things a leader needs, especially in a troublesome country like Nigeria.
“There as lot of things a leader needs. We need a leader that can give every person the confidence that he is going to be fair and just. We also need a leader who is visionary, who can move the country from where it is to where it should be.”
He urged intellectuals to move forward and not be scared of the political terrain.
“The existing dominant political parties cannot lead us to the Promised Land; there is a need for a progressive political class to come together, reach out to the academics, the intelligentsia, the working class, come out together with a party that is run on a certain ideology," he added.
Sani also pointed out that “fighting corruption cannot be the only objective or the idea and only focus of a government.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani described the All progressives Congress (APC) as a reluctant party.
While delivering a lecture at a programme in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Sani said the APC had contradictions within its fold. Also describing the Peoples Democratic (PDP) as a timid opposition, Sani said the party has failed to play its roles in the present administration.
He said the only reason PDP was formed was to pursue the military out of power in 1999 while APC aimed at driving the former president Goodluck Jonathan out of power in 2015.
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