Nigeria has the most Advanced Democracy In the Continent of Africa - Governor Masari
Katsina state Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari says Nigeria has the most advanced democracy In the continent of Africa.
Governor Masari was speaking during a public hearing organised by the national constitutions and Electoral Reforms committee headed by former Senate president Chief Ken Nnamani held at indoor sportshall of Murtala Muhammad square, Kaduna.
The Governor observed that most of the democracies, even that's of south Africa are transitional democracies.
Governor Masari who presented a goodwill message queried to as how much powers should a political party has in the conducting of party democracy.
The Governor observed that for parties not to have control In choosing a candidate, there would be confusion In the polity.
He also asked participants to debate on how much internal democracy without power to a political party., adding that a balance is therefore critical but do able.
In a welcome address, the chairman of the constitution and electoral reforms committee, chief Ken Nnamani said the committee was inaugurated following need for electoral process undergoing panel beating.
Chief Ken Nnamani emphasised the need for contestants to win elections based on outcome of results from all the polling units In the country.
He said reforms were meant to reduce litigations at the end of voting process thereon ensuring legitimacy and acceptance of elections by the electorates.
He therefore solicited for inputs from participants from the north West zone.
Also speaking, the representative of minister of Justice, Alhaji Salisu usman Isah says he was happy with the quality representation at the north west forum.
He later read thirteen terns of reference for participants to dwell In their contributions.
Several other speakers made presentations at the public hearing.