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Multi Party Or Two Party System: Which Is Best For Nigeria? by OfficialAwol(m): 2:35pm On Jun 02, 2018
This morning, Political voices, a popular political program on Dream Fm Enugu, had as its topic which party system was best for Nigeria.

It was thought provoking as the two analysts in the studio all argued in support and against each practice.


One Dr Nwoye, who's a lecturer in Unizik was firm in defense of Multi party system. According to him, it is one of the basic tenets of democracy as it allows for the freedom of association without having to confine citizens to either A or B.

The argument against this however, is what we presently have in Nigeria today. It is said on paper that there are about 63 political parties in Nigeria but it is not in doubt that most people only know of APC and PDP because other parties are but shadows of what political parties should be. I am however left wondering if INEC has reduced the yardstick for registration of parties.

Again Multi party system breeds the formation of parties along ethnic line which would further lead to fragmentation of our shaky unity.

Also multi Party system has led to wanton cross carpeting of politicians due to lack of ideology as the parties do not really have what they stand for.


Two party system, according to the Barrister analyst, seems to be what suits Nigeria best right now as it will forestall formations of parties along ethnic line and enthrone two national political parties that would be big enough to match each other in all front.

The man argued for a homegrown democracy as against importing hook, line and sinker, the system practiced maybe in United States or elsewhere.

The fear however is that two party system might eventually lead to one party system where the party in Power might end up rendering the opposition so powerless and voiceless. But that's where independent candidacy comes up to mitigate against such occurrence.

In my view however, considering the proliferation of parties that are so infinitesimal even to win ward councillorship, I am forced to tilt towards a two party system for the country. Parties with ideology. It will reduce political Atiku Abubakar ( prostitution). make our electioneering sphere less chaotic and waste of votes to unknown parties.

So what's your thoughts on this issue. You never can tell how much of a difference our voices might make.

lalasticlala, seun,
Re: Multi Party Or Two Party System: Which Is Best For Nigeria? by Ladyhippolyta88(f): 2:43pm On Jun 02, 2018
In my own opinion a multi-party system does it.

The electorates have more options and different ideologies to pick from.There is a wider representation,political participation and education and it reduces the chances of a single party dictatorship.

A two party system can also be practised on ethnic and religious lines.

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