Political parties have been told to spread elective and appointive offices among the various interest groups in the country.
Prof. Shuaibu Abdulraheem, Chairman, Federal Character Commission (FCC), made the call at the PDP Kwara Stakeholders Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
“No party is expected to win by taking all its aspirants from one section of the country. All parties should respect the principles of federal character”.
He urged the political parties to adhere to the federal character principles in the allocation of positions in order to promote the unity of Nigeria.
“There are lots of similarities between the federal character principles and the whole concept of democracy in Nigeria”.
Mr Solomon Edoja, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee if PDP in Kwara, said the people of Kwara had operated under one man show in the last 40 years.
“We are going to midwife full democracy in Kwara because every indigene wants to be liberated. Kwara indigenes will no more be synonymous with one man’’, Edoja stressed.
Sen. Simeon Ajibola (PDP-Kwara South), advised stakeholders to go for grassroots politics and be determined to succeed.
Dr Sarah Jubril, the Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values, said there was need to define democracy to the youths.
She urged politicians to maintain integrity in order to sustain democracy in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PDP Caretaker Committee in Kwara, with 14 members, was inaugurated two weeks ago. (NAN)