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Political parties and democracy in Nigeria

Bamgbose J. Adele

Political parties and democracy in Nigeria

by Bamgbose J. Adele

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Published by s.n.] in [Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political parties -- Nigeria.,
  • Democracy -- Nigeria.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesPolitical parties & democracy in Nigeria
    Statementby Bamgbose J. Adele.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ3099.A45 A34 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 204 p. ;
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20875572M
    ISBN 109780477276
    OCLC/WorldCa49749218

    In other words, the existence of vibrant political parties is a sine qua non for democratic consolidation in any polity. It is patently ironic that political parties in Nigeria largely pursue (and profess) democracy outside the gates and resist it within the gates (Orji, ; Ibeanu, ).   In Nigeria, there are no vibrant and effective opposition parties, just opportunistic parties and political players. In the elections there were 91 registered political parties many of which not many Nigerians had heard about. None of those parties play the role of a strong opposition party.

      3 There is a wide gulf between Christians and Muslims in their views of the political system. Only 16% of Christians in Nigeria are satisfied with the way democracy functions in their country, while a large majority (83%) is unsatisfied. Meanwhile, 62% of Muslims are happy with the state of their democracy, and 38% are unsatisfied.   Exploring these issues, Paul Webb and Stephen White, in the book Party Politics in New Democracies, argued that analysts could make damning conclusions about parties based on the consideration that‘democracy is not fully realised until citizens expressed their shared interests as members of the same ipation in the democratic process is vital to the political .

    This book addresses various issues that have arisen in the practice of democracy in Nigeria since , focusing on the Obasanjo years (). Nigeria's return to democratic rule has been marked by developments such as the implementation of reforms to address perceived economic problems and corruption. The introduction of democracy in the country has also witnessed many challenges. The political unrest during the mids culminated into Nigeria's first military coup d'état. On 15 January , Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and his fellow rebel soldiers (most of who were of southern extraction) and were led by Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna of the Nigerian Army, executed a bloody takeover of all institutions of government.


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Political parties and democracy in Nigeria by Bamgbose J. Adele Download PDF EPUB FB2

The leading political parties in Nigeria have not even bothered to set up the internal organs and party leaders who have made the effort, like. The bottom line is that institutional failure characterizes the political party process in Nigeria. We need to start afresh to build political parties here.

frame setting book, political. The bottom line is that institutional failure characterizes the political party process in Nigeria.

We need to start afresh to build political parties here. The only alternative to massive reform is popular revolt. They should read Ted Gurr on “Why Men Rebel”. My own experience with the process in the APC primaries of is a classic example. According to him, the project is intended to make political parties in Nigeria adhere to their rules and procedures, improve internal democracy within the political parties, ensure that political parties demonstrate increased compliance with the extant laws on party funding and campaign financing, strengthen inter party coordination and.

wonder, when the first political party in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) emerged in 3, under the leadership of Herbert Mac aulay, its activities were.

Understanding Political Parties in Nigeria Kaduna: Klamida Books, (AVAILABLE HERE) Sklar’s Nigerian Political Parties is one of the most critical works on the emergence of political parties in Nigeria. It addresses the structure(s) and organization(s) of political parties in Nigeria, from their emergence during the colonial period to.

Political parties are indispensable for making democracy work and deliver. Finding the proper conditions for the better internal functioning and effective legal regulation of political parties is of key importance anywhere.

This report is the result of worldwide research and dialogue with political parties. Democracy In Nigeria. The Nigerian government was dominated by the military till October when Democracy was, once again, restored, thus, announcing the second republic.

Elections held in August and were won by the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) consequent upon which Alhaji Shehu Shagari became the president. Keywords: Political Parties, Democracy, Ideologies, Intraparty Democracy, Democratic Sustenance. Introduction Nigeria's return to democratic rule on May 29 marked a political watershed in.

Momoh, A. () Party System and Democracy in Nigeria being a paper presented at National Conference on Political Parties and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria,organized by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, in collaboration with the Democracy and Governance Development Project (DGD) II of UNDP, June.

of to which imposed a two-party system, Nigeria has always practiced a multi-party system. Three political parties (the Alliance for Democracy (AD), the PDP and the All People’s Party (APP) which became the ANPP) were registered to contest the transition elections in The constitution provided for the parties to be funded.

Registered Political Parties in Nigeria According to the body in charge of conducting election and registering political parties, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Nigeria has 18 dully registered political parties and operate a multi-party system.

Kura, S. „Political Parties and Democracy in Nigeria: Candidate Selection, Campaign and Party Financing in People‟s Democratic Party‟, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Vol.

13(6). Likoti, F.J. () Investigating Intra-Party Democracy in Lesotho: Focus on Basutoland Congress Party and Basuto National. Political Parties And Nigeria’s Democracy. Opinion & Interviews.

By Yusuf Dantalle On Finally, it could be safe to say that political parties in Nigeria have performed those fundamental roles and responsibilities so creditably in the evolution of our democracy.

It is therefore expected that in order to step up on their. prospects of Nigerian democracy. While it remains true that Nigeria is governed by democratically elected leaders at the federal and state levels, Nigeria is yet to institutionalise democracy after a century of existence as a political entity.

The paper discusses some of the impediments to the institutionalisation of democracy in Nigeria after more. Reinstatement of Deregistered Parties has Given Hope to Democracy - Ameh National President of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), High Chief.

Democratic process and political stability in Nigeria / I.E.S Amdi (9 p.). --Party systems and political transition process / Akin Fadahunsi (7 p.). --The military and the survival of democracy in Nigeria / Mike Kwanashie (24 p.).

The way political parties in Nigeria have gone and going, does not, however, it from the angle of “Internal Democracy in Nigerian Political Parties” and concluded that there is so much Secondary data were collected from relevant books, journals, magazines, articles.

And that is the gap Dr Aliyu Mukhtar Katsina’s book ‘Party Constitutions and Political Challenges in a Democracy: Nigeria in the Fourth Republic’ seeks to fill. Political parties are one of the core institutions of democracy. But in democracies around the world—rich and poor, Western and non-Western—there is growing evidence of low or declining public confidence in parties.

In membership, organization, and popular involvement and commitment, political parties are not what they used to be. internal democracy in Nigerian political parties has become a persistent threat to the country's nascent democracy.

Party primaries throughout the country clearly show that Nigeria political parties are not operating within norms of democratic principles. Various political parties have.Infive political parties competed in a series of elections in which Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) was elected president.

Obasanjo peacefully transferred power to Shagari, becoming the first head of state in Nigerian history to willingly step down. All five parties won representation in the National Assembly.

“The judgement is sweet music in the ears of all lovers of democracy in Nigeria. Nigerians demand widening of the political horizon not stifling it which results to .