A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, on Friday warned that Nigerians’ future was at stake due to misgovernance.
Jega, who stated this at the inauguration of the 34-member Policy Advisory Committee of the People’s Redemption Party in Abuja on Friday, asked Nigerians not to allow “bad people” to continue to misgovern the country by contributing to the electoral process.
The committee is made up of Jega, Mr Richard Umoru, Prof Ifeanyi Anigbogu, Dr Aminu Aliyu, Mr Abdulkadir Isa, Prof Ahmadu Sanda, Hajiya Aishatu Dankani, among others.
The former INEC boss, who is a member of the committee, said, “I believe that all Nigerians can no longer sit on the fence, as everybody needs to contribute to the cleansing of politics in Nigeria. There should be no fence-sitters; our future is at stake. We cannot allow bad people to continue to misgovern us and continue to wreak havoc on our country and its future.”
Jega said the committee was to prepare policy papers and frameworks that would make the PRP a strong political party that could win elections.
The party chairman, Mr Falalu Bello, earlier while inaugurating the committee, said its members were thoroughbred intellectuals drawn from different fields of expertise and experience.
He advised the members to consider the progressive provisions of Chapter two of the 1999 Constitution in carrying out their assignment.
“Our party, the PRP, shall court the involvement and participation of intellectuals in the struggle for the material and social advancement of the masses of this country,” he said.