Parties used to win elections, not for Nigeria’s development: SGF

Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation, says politicians are using political parties only to win elections and not as a foundation to meet people’s needs.

Mr Mustapha stated this at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation 2022 Peace Conference entitled ‘Nation Building: The Role of Peaceful Elections in a Multi-Ethnic Context’ in Abuja.

He, therefore, called for restructuring political parties in Nigeria to change their focus to serving the people and entrenching democracy.

“I have seen how the political parties have been totally disregarded in terms of institutional strengthening, in terms of making the platforms not only for the purposes of canvassing votes but also for the purposes of initiating policies,” Mr Mustapha explained. “To also be guiding the political party that is in power to ensure that the promises they made to the electorate are fulfilled.”

He added, “Not the agenda of the occupant of the office, but…

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