No Political Party in Nigeria has an Ideology – Eseme Eyiboh
The Chairman, Cross River Basin Development Authority, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh has averred that no political party in Nigeria has an ideology.
Hon. Eyiboh said this on Monday, May 8, during a virtual conversation on zoom with members of the Conference of Online Publishers in Akwa Ibom State (COOPA).
The conversation which was tagged “Democracy Day Social Media Convo” is a series of conversations with key players and policy makers in the society to review the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s democracy and future.
Justifying his stance about the lack of ideologies in Nigerian political parties, the former federal lawmaker stated that what the country have are political organizations whose lack of ideologies he said, derobe the whole essence of democracy.
Hon. Eyiboh also described the nation’s leadership recruitment process as poor, adding that leadership should be centred more on recruitment culture than one’s age.
When he bore his mind on Nigeria’s democracy, Eyiboh opined that rather than recording 21 years of uninterrupted democracy, the country has counted 21 years of uninterrupted civil rule and is thus, “far away” from what democracy is.
Speaking on zoning and the future of Akwa Ibom, the Basin Chairman observed that by the end of the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration in 2023, the zoning circle in the state would have been completed thus, necessitating a fresh start.
He therefore advised that social justice and equity should be the components of whatever people do, not for the next general elections alone but for future generations of the state.
“Governance in Akwa Ibom is not just for a few collective, but should be an open conversation for all”, he corrected.