IBB advocates for two-party system, says Nigerians’II reject one-party state

By: Admin

Nigeria’s former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, (IBB), who governed the country from 1985 to 1993, has emphasized the need for Nigeria to adopt a two-party system.

Even as he said that Nigerians would resist a one-party state.

He asserted this in an interview on Channel TV’s Inside Sources with Laolu Akande, on Friday.

His words: “I have been in a military regime, and the Nigerians I know won’t allow a one-party state. I have been a military man. And I know dictatorship is not good and can’t be good in a civil society.

“Nigerians who I know won’t allow a one-party system and will talk you out of it until you get tired.”

Presently, Nigeria has 19 registered and operational political parties, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

IBB also reiterated his call for a two-party system, stating that it prevents rancour and will save the country a lot of funds and issues associated with a multi-party system.

He also suggested allowing independent candidates to participate in elections, provided they have sufficient support.

“One can contest as an independent candidate if the person is strong enough to get supporters,” he said during the interview, emphasizing the potential inclusion of independent voices in the political landscape.


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