Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, on Tuesday described the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as "dead parties that belong to the graveyard".

Speaking in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Okupe, also said politicians decamping to both APC and PDP, were people visiting the graveyards in search of Jesus Christ.

The former Presidential aide maintained that both parties could not produce anything good for Nigeria.

"Those who are still joining PDP, APC are like those who visited the graveyard in search of Jesus Christ. Jesus had risen from the dead. PDP and APC belong to the graveyard. They cannot produce anything good for the country," he said.

Okupe, who defected from the PDP to Labour Party, also noted that Nigerians had found "a better alternative" in Accord Party because it was "capable of leading Nigerians to the Promised Land".

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He said: "We have established Accord Party for 2 or 3 primary reasons. One, we believe only the young people, the new people and the new generation of Nigeria who are unadulterated, who are immune to corruption, who have zeal, ability and agility that can save Nigeria.

"But unfortunately the established party cannot accommodate them except under the youth wing. We are not asking people to come and join youth wing. We are asking the youth to come and own the party. Come into Accord Party and be whatever you want to be.

"We will encourage the young people, we will encourage the women, we will teach them and we will coach them. They do not need to have experiences, it is not important.

"There are life coaches, there are elderly and experienced men in Accord Party who are willing to serve by using the huge experiences in life and politics to assist the upcoming Nigerians".

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