Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Democratic centralism comes to West Africa

It's probably a sign of how serious the party divisions are in Nigeria. It's difficult to imagine democratic centralism working in a country where there is already significant political competition.

Party Discipline - PDP to Adopt Chinese Model
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it would be adopting the model of party discipline used in the Chinese communist party to ensure discipline within the PDP.

PDP national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who received leaders of the National Peoples Congress of China yesterday in Abuja, said the two parties have a lot to learn from each other…

He said the PDP admires the sense of patriotism in the Chinese party noting that such sense of patriotism cannot come without discipline which he said would be imbibed by the PDP…

Bamanga said the PDP has equally taken note of the unequalled powers vested on Party leaders in the Chinese Communist party, and would strive to copy it…

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