By Peter Duru
MAKURDI – AÂ Federal lawmaker representing Buruku Federal Constituency at the lower arm of the National Assembly, Mr. Orker Jev has described the Nigerian political class as the bane of the nationâ€™s democratic process.
Jev, who regretted that most Nigeria politicians have failed to uphold the tenets of democracy in the real sense of the word, maintained that the perceived lapses noticeable in the nationâ€™s democratic process was not the product of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as being insinuated in certain quarters, but a collective failure of major key players in the nationâ€™s politics.
The House of Representatives member, who was speaking with newsmen in Makurdi, insisted that each political party in the country has in one way or the other failed in its responsibilities to uphold the principles of democracy in the country.
According to him, â€œwhen people say the PDP was cornering elective positions especially in states where the governors are from the party, then my question has always been: what is happening in states where the opposition are in charge?
â€œThey also ensure that the PDP does not come near. That is the situation across the country and we all know it. That is the more reason why I still insist that our problem in Nigeria is the political class and key players who would do anything to subvert the system,â€ he said.
Jev maintained that the nationâ€™s democratic expedition would make tremendous progress when key players in its politics begin to leave above board.