Reasons Nigerian political Parties Remain Backward – Director General PGF  

Reasons Nigerian political Parties Remain Backward – Director General PGF

Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman has frowned at political parties who have been on the decline even when progress is made by the Independent National Electoral Commission in conducting free and fair elections. Information Guide Nigeria

The DG said this in a paper entitled: ‘Internal Democracy in Political Parties and Prospects for New Nigeria’ in Abuja, yesterday.

As reported, by THE PUNCH, in Lukman’s words: “Although progress is being made to enhance the processes of election management in the country, management of political parties remained very backward.

“The practice across all Nigerian parties is that political leaders aspiring to contest elections for political offices recruit members.

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“The loyalists who emerge as political leaders, in turn, become delegates during party primary for the selection of candidates for election, who then confirmed the aspiring political leader as the party’s candidate for election.

“Issues of membership participation and internal party democracy are compromised, professional management of political parties doesn’t exist, and disciplinary conduct of members and leaders are sacrificed.”


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