By Ononye VC
A chieftain of the Labour Party, Pat Utomi, has revealed how he fell out from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) even as he was one of those who had founded the party, as he pointed out that they were all about the power, which eventually led him to give up on the party.
Utomi, who made this statement in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, noted that the APC never showed interest in creating a platform where political officeholders can be constantly educated to enable one to do the right thing.
He noted that after discovering that there was no such zeal, and that the general disposition was for the fight for power, he immediately gave up on the APC within the first few months of the 2015 election.
“I gave up since I realised that there wasn’t any serious interest in creating that platform to educate political officeholders,” he said. “And, I decided that we were not going to go very far because of that general disposition; it was just about power. That was when I lost interest in the APC within the first few months of the 2015 election, that there is no interest in doing anything for Nigeria.”