By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
Ahead of 2011 election, The Chairman of Social Democratic Mega Party, SDMP, Prof. Pat Utomi on Friday said Nigeria will continue to trail other countries if Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, remain in power after the polls, saying “Nigeria is not going anywhere under the PDP.”
Meanwhile, Utomi promised to unveil his 2011 presidential campaign second week of January, 2011 under the platform of SDMP.
Utomi who made this known during an interview in Ikoyi, said the reason is that PDP is basically a platform for elites who shares the economic rights of other members of the country.
He added “It is not a political statement, but it is the fact. A platform of that nature cannot move Nigeria to the standard of a just and progressive society that we all yarn for. In PDP, there major concern is not to rule but how to share the economic rights of other members of the country.”
His words “If Nigerians truly know the reason why power supply is not available in the country, they will stone the politicians, leach them on the street.”
He promised “For me politics is not about party but I will continue to engage with the set of politicians that share certain value system, with any person who believe that we can advance the common good of all through a people entrepreneur market economy. I will continue to work under any platform,” the chairman said.
Utomi However noted “not just against PDP, of service to the Nigerian people that politics is about sacrifice for the good of all not an investment to recruit fund.”
On his presidential ambition, Utomi said “The world has been laughing at the way we run politics in Nigeria. At present, we do not have candidates, foreign countries are not taking all those who are currently parading their self as the potential candidate for the post of president serious.”
He added “eligible candidate for various post in the country will emerge between January and February. Right now what we are dealing with are people who have one year experience and have repeated thirty times claiming to have thirty years experience.”