Utomi: How Mega Party Will Upstage APC in 2027

Chuks Okocha in Abuja

Professor of Political Economy and management expert, Prof. Pat Utomi, has disclosed the groups that will form the mega political party to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2027.
Some politicians including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubukar and the presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi, are said to be involved on how to form a mega political party ahead of the general election in 2027.

Utomi, who is the chief promoter of the mega political party meant to upstage the APC in 2027, said that the redemption of the country could not be achieved by the ruling APC, or any of the opposition parties.

While listing the groups, Utomi said the present political parties failed Nigerians, noting that He they have not added value to nation-building.
According to him, the planned mega party is to disrupt the current political order and deliver that impactful leadership that the country truly deserves.
He said, “It is precisely the reason I arrived in Nigeria yesterday (Wednesday) to continue that work (formation of a mega party).

“I believe that the political party system in Nigeria has failed completely. Political parties are not democratic and they are not serving the purpose.
“Political parties and politicians of these parties cannot save Nigeria now. It is clear.

“The nature and the structure of our politics is such that even good people, when they enter these existing political parties, will play to their interests.”
Utomi, Founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership, returned to Nigeria on Wednesday after a long stay in the United States of America.
Also, he was the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in 2007.

According to Utomi, parochial culture has consumed civic culture in the country and this has affected the mindset of politicians.
 “We want Nigerians to develop that mindset. Right now, the mindset that Nigerians have is me, myself, and I.
“Self-love is so consuming and that is why Nigerian politicians don’t act in the interest of the people or the state. They act so narrowly in their self-interests,” he said.

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