”Nigeria Is Heading For A Two-Party State System” – Aliyu

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Aliyu-BabangidaNiger State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu yesterday said the country may be heading for a two-party state.

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He spoke against the backdrop of the inroad being made by the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Aliyu described the move by the leadership of APC as a healthy development for democracy.

He spoke while receiving the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on National Assembly Matters, Hajia Saudatu Sani, who was on an advocacy visit to the state.

Aliyu said the country’s move towards two or three political parties would be reinforced by lack of democratic principles in the existing political parties.

He said: “Nigeria may end up with two or three political parties. The fact is that the merging of parties is healthy for our democracy.”

The governor made a case for independent candidacy, saying such candidates would fill the gap created by the undemocratic postures of the parties.

He said: “People don’t vote for a candidate because they like that candidate but because they hate the other contestant. For Nigeria to achieve true unity, there is the need to expunge the indigene and non-indigene provisions from the constitution and replaced by residency of Nigerians the governor said adding that the 35 per cent affirmative action for women should also have time frame to an extent that women could take over the leadership of the country in the final analysis.”
Source: The Nation

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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