National Chairman of Labour Party, LP, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has said that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, owned and sponsored 30 political parties out of the existing 62 in Nigeria today.
Chief Nwanyanwu, who delivered a lecture Transformation of Nigeria Politics: The Labour Party Perspective in Abuja, weekend, said only nine out of the remaining 32 two political parties, have functional offices in Abuja as stipulated by the electoral laws.
He noted that Nigeria’s electoral system that encourages multi-party system was a disservice to the nation and under such arrangement, electoral fraud can never be checked.
He said: “Out of the existing 62 political parties in Nigeria, 30 of them are owned by PDP out of which just nine have functional office in Abuja while the rest of the parties have their offices in their briefcases.
“The best political system for Nigeria is a two party system. Such arrangement will make it difficult for rigging because it is just two parties, there will be no need for anybody to carry ballot boxes because there won’t be such opportunity.
“Touts will not have jobs and the electoral tribunal will be useless because a clear winner will emerge just as was the case in 1992 general elections between the Social Democratic Party, SDP and National Republican Convention, NRC. The issue of merger or alliance will not arise because it is just two of them and they have different ideologies.”