Peoples Democratic Party stalwart urges de-emphasis on party politics
By Akpan David, Calabar
A frontline member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Mr Hogan Ita has urged party stakeholders and supporters in the country to begin to de-emphasise politicking along party lines.
He has advised that our politics should be on individuals’ capability and his blueprint for the people.
Ita said names of parties do not bring about succour and achievements desired by the people.
He made the appeal in Calabar when he celebrated his birthday where attendees cut across dignitaries from other parties, including supporters from Bola Tinubu group.
“I want to make a strong appeal to Nigerian politicians and other stakeholders not to continually emphasise on which party is superior. As far as I am concerned politicians jump frequently from one party to another without necessarily imbibing the philosophies and doctrines of these parties.
“Let us rather dwell more on individual politicians, their programmes and how they are able to execute such programmes. Let us look at marketable materials across party lines who have genuine desire for the people, not political parties.”
He said even though he remains a PDP stalwart he makes genuine friendship with politicians from other parties, assuring that he would reciprocate the gestures from his friends from other parties who honoured him.