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.
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