2023 What Nigerians are saying about structured, ‘structureless’ political parties. The main political parties and their candidates, notably the presidential flagbearers, have been a hot topic of public conversation as the general elections of 2023 draw near.
The larger political parties, such as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), which are now in power, and their supporters sometimes disparage the smaller parties as little more than noisemakers and refer to them as “structureless parties.”
For example, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC is claimed to have extended his political network over the whole nation. If he were to be rewarded for his enormous political popularity, the other candidates would simply declare him the victor even before the election results were in.
This, albeit it may not be fairly distributed, goes to the PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, its candidate. The primary challenger for the presidency in 2019 was the former vice president Atiku. The former official of the Nigerian Customs Service is not new to Nigerian politics. Atiku and the PDP are adamant that they will take back power in 2023 and regard the APC as the only thing standing in their way.
The APC and PDP find it challenging to even consider any other political parties in light of the number of Governors, Senators, House of Representatives members, and House of Assembly members elected under their political organizations. Naturally, they depend on their structures in addition to believing in them.
However, smaller political parties, such the Labour Party and Social Democratic Party (SDP), consider the average Nigerians to be their support system. They claim that the story has been altered. They think that instead of politicians choosing who would run the country’s affairs for the next four years, the people will decide. These political parties anticipate a change in the playing field in 2023.
Different Nigerians have voiced their perspectives on this significant political matter.
Political analyst Dr. Joel Awusi discussed his observations on the presidential primary elections with DAILY POST.
I need to attack this problem from two angles, he explains. First, the politicians that I will refer to as being “prehistoric” are the ones who talk about structure. They continue to think that events will proceed in the same manner as they have. They don’t think it ever will change. These people therefore have faith in their organization, the quantity of Senators, Governors, and parliamentarians they have installed. Politicians tend not to acknowledge any kind of fear. The noise has no effect on them. And let me tell you, they’ll continue to tell you that nothing is occurring even if they know the reality.
DAILY POST also asked Nigerians on the streets of Abuja what they were thinking.
Ibrahim spoke to DAILY POST at Jabi Garage that the Independent National Electoral Commission is the main issue that Nigerians should think about (INEC).
“They ought to be more worried about election rigging. While the public may want a change, they should be concerned about rigging. Can one trust INEC? There is pressure on INEC to proceed in a particular way, but Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has the final say. Will he give in? The major political parties are prepared to spend the funds, and that serves as their “structure.” Although we assume the worst, we are praying for the best.
Without a framework, Ayodele Adebanjo claimed that it was impossible to win an election in Nigeria.
“Don’t let social media trick you. Twitter and Facebook are not used to win elections. I’m not referring to any particular political party here, but given the framework of Nigerian politics, you need a good structure to win an election. How many state governors, senators, and representatives are there, you wonder? How many members of the House of Assembly are there in each state? Social media won’t help you win the election; people will.