Nigerian Political Parties Are Not Ideologically Driven – George

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Bode George, a former vice chairman (South-West) of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has accused political parties in Nigeria of lacking distinct political ideologies. Speaking on a programme on Channels Television on Sunday, George said the non-existence of political philosophies variances by the parties is rubbing off on the political leadership displayed in the country. He said, “For me, if you look at the Nigerian politics, all political parties don’t have ideological differences – where you say far-right, far-left or centre-right, centre-left – we don’t have that.” George, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, also welcomed the defection of federal lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the PDP, stating that majority of the defectors were “returning home” after their political journey. Describing their return as “very good indeed, George said the PDP has learned its lesson and now have a better mechanism to handle the issues of the defectors who had initially left the party. He said, “You can’t but have such crisis and what will be the measure of the managers?” “The PDP is not a contraction; the PDP is not a congregation of strange bird fellows, we have our methodologies. We have a concept, the concept by which this party was established are still there.”  
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