Senator Ben Ndi-Obi
Special Adviser to the President Goodluck Jonathan on Inter-Party Affairs, Senator Ben Ndi-Obi, has charged political parties in the country to strive and establish a truly democratic process in party management in order to ensure the credibility of the candidates they field at elections.
Speaking in an interview with THISDAY in Awka Monday, Ndi-Obi said political parties have the potentials of instilling good governance, if they entrenched a credible system in the process and selection of candidates for elections.
He explained that once there was no discipline and proper management of a political party, the likelihood of the outcome of such a process is always indiscipline in the candidates produced and there is the tendency that such candidates lack the fear of God, compassion and focus, which later take its toll on governance when they assume office.
Ndi-Obi, however, said when a political party goes through an internal process of an uninterrupted election to produce its candidates, the chances are that majority of such candidates produced by such a transparent process are bound to be God-fearing, have compassion and focused which they would carry over to governance.
According to him, “When you talk about good governance, you have to start the process correctly. The process that leads to good governance begins with the internal democratic process of each political party. That is why President Jonathan has tried to improve the electoral process by creating a transparent and credible electoral system in the country.
“Since 2011, starting from his own election, the international community has attended all the elections, including that of Edo and Ondo States as observers and have proclaimed that the elections meet international standards,” he stresse