A former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the only party with the interest of Nigerians at heart.
Kalu, who spoke against the backdrop of the registration of the All Progressive Congress (APC), said only the PDP can deliver democratic dividends to Nigerians in the quantum they expect.
Kalu, who was on his way to deliver a lecture on governance and politics in Nigeria at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, United States of America, told newsmen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport that it was good the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registered APC.
He said: “In a democratic setting, there should be a level-playing ground for all political parties for the sake of our growing democracy.”
The former governor also said it was time to reposition Nigeria’s agricultural sector for economic growth and development.
He noted that before the discovery of and boom in the oil industry, agriculture was the mainstay of the national economy, accounting for employment, foreign exchange earnings and food security. He said if all Nigerians would embrace agriculture, Nigeria’s vast potentials will be fully maximized.