INEC / Parties on Effective Governance
By Abdullahi Garba Birnin-Kudu
Factors such as God Fatherism, unequal media access, lack of adequate financing and poor observance of internal democracy were identified as what hinders Nigeria’s Political Parties effective participation in Governance.
The Paper presented by Mr Richards Johnson advised the Parties to be alive to their responsibility of deepening the system despite these challenges. INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega and other stakeholders could not agree less. But for the Representatives of various political Parties, the central point is funding of the parties for them to act as catalyst for good governance.
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