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 months 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 Paul Wingert2 weeks ago
FORGET PRAYING that something will prevent Trump from taking office! It’s like signing the stupid Impeach Bush or Obama petitions that does absolutely nothing except giving you the feeling like you did something...
by Chasuk4 years ago
Assume -- her or his faith possibly excepted -- that this is your perfect candidate in every respect.
by PhoenixV2 weeks ago
Electors decided not to remain faithful to Hillary. 4 to 1 compared to Trump. Is this a reoccurring theme for Hillary?
by Faith Reaper2 weeks 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 mio cid4 years ago
The way the republican party is positioning itself it may become an endangered specie.with democrats getting over 90 percent of the african american vote and the hispanic vote heading in that direction, as well as...
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