The ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party in Nigeria(PDP) did instill a little confidence to the world like never before during the recent transparent primaries that emerged Goodluck Jonathan as their presidential flag bearer. A few other political parties had theirs by consensus candidacy for the presidential contest. Well not invariably so with other levels(senatorial, house, governship & council) with all parties on desk, including many alleged imposition of candidates to the electorate.
This thirst for change towards having credible, free and fair elections in 2011 at all levels of government is increasing day by day. Then one may tend to ask, should the registered to vote citizens vote based on party candidacy or proven personality? What are they challenges we must face and deal with?
In a developed democracy, arriving at such an answer would be much easier. Reason being that Political Parties are mature enough and it does make work easier for one in office as it is Party policies that govern. However, in many developing democracies such as those in Africa, it needs a strong character of a leader to have things done. My view is that in our developing democracy, we need radicalism as opposed to dictatorships to make headway.
by Deforest3 weeks ago
I am not saying that none of the candidates gathered the 207 electorate votes. I am just stating that a majority of the US citizens vote blank. Will the majority rule?
by Eddie9 hours ago
One thing in this election season that has been proven over and over , the American people DO NOT trust the election process , the media , the government , and so who can blame Trump ? Even democrats...
by Chasuk4 years ago
Assume -- her or his faith possibly excepted -- that this is your perfect candidate in every respect.
by Faith Reaper12 days ago
I may be a bit naive on this topic, but I believe that my vote should count. I understand the history and all, but I still think one's vote should count, and the candidate who receives the most votes should...
by Susie Lehto2 weeks ago
Looky what an electrician found in a warehouse in Columbus, Ohio this week. A Trump support, BTW. About a dozen sealed ballot boxes filled with Franklin County votes for Hillary Clinton and other Democrat...
by GA Anderson2 months ago
Is it time to consider a coalition government?It is my opinion that neither party, Democrat or Republican, can win a national election with just their base. Both parties need some part of the Independent or undecided...
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