By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—THE National Chairman of Social Democratic Mega Party, SDMP, Professor Pat Utomi, said yesterday that it was a time of great challenge for the country as Nigeria marks its 50 years of existence as a nation, just as he stressed that the noise surrounding the celebration might take away the ability to reflect.
According to him, if Nigeria as a country fails to change the way things are going and how those in governance handle the affairs of the country, wasting resources meant for the generality of the country, Nigeria will die.
Addressing newsmen yesterday, Utomi, who described the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a gathering of hunters, stressed that the country was yet to conduct or hold any real election since 1999, adding that the culture of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was inimical to developmental quest of the country.
Speaking on what he tagged, the ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration Interaction’, Professor. Utomi noted that the continual holding onto power by the PDP was a clear show that democracy was yet to be entrenched in Nigeria.
He also stressed that what Nigeria needed now was a two-party state, like in the days of former military President, General. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.