NIGERIA POLITICAL PARTIES: POLITICAL EDUCATION OR POWER GRABBING?
By Hon. Isaiah Osifo
Political Education is an important responsibility of Political Parties.
Political Parties in Nigeria are not too interested in this function of Political Education.
Nigeria is desirous of political parties leadership that will emphasize this important responsibility of Political Parties.
All the talks of Political Parties in Nigeria are about elections,how to grab political power,how to occupy presidential villa,how to retain presidential villa,how to come come back in 2019 ,how to finally bury opposition parties in 2019,how the president that is on continuous medical vacation in UK will win presidential election in 2019,all about power,power,power.
The gullible followers and party members have orientation that the only business of a Political Party is power grabbing.
This is wrong and Democracy cannot grow in such a country.Politicians and Political Party leadership have a responsibility for a vigorous Political Education.Political Education will cultivate good-citizenship and patriotism in the country.This is the foundation of Democracy.When their is Democracy,good govervance and accountability will be a necessary consequence.These will remove bitterness,desperation and election rigging.