President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has identified the lack of accountability and impunity as the reasons why Nigerians do not trust political parties.
Akpabio, however, noted that repositioning the parties would help restore public trust and confidence in them.
The Senate President, represented by Anambra Central Senator, Victor Umeh, spoke at an event organised by the Kukah Centre in Abuja, where he insisted that political parties have helped in sharpening Nigeria’s policies and governance.
He said political parties have provided platforms for Nigerians to participate in the democratic process, noting that it would be remiss of Nigerians not to acknowledge the issues that have marred the country’s democratic culture.
“These issues have led to a decrease in public trust and confidence in political parties.
“It is disheartening to witness citizens’ disenchantment with the very institutions that should represent their interests and safeguard their democratic rights.”