China’s com­mu­nist party a model for Nige­ria – Shehu Sani

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The chair­man of the Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on For­eign and Do­mes­tic Debts, Se­na­tor Shehu Sani, has ex­tolled the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC), de­scrib­ing it as a role model for po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Nige­ria.

The law­maker, who also dou­bles as vice chair­man, Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on For­eign Af­fairs, was speak­ing dur­ing the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the CPC’s 95th an­niver­sary in Abuja.

Sani said apart from sur­viv­ing for over nine decades, the CPC played a lead­ing role in the so­cio-po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the most pop­u­lous coun­try in the world which, ac­cord­ing to him, should be an in­spi­ra­tion to Nige­ria.

Sani, there­fore, ad­vo­cated that po­lit­i­cal per­spec­tive in the coun­try, and in­deed Africa, should be guided by prin­ci­ples and ide­ol­ogy, not­ing that par­ties in the con­ti­nent could not last be­cause they were not founded on ide­ol­ogy.

He said hav­ing po­lit­i­cal par­ties with no clear ide­ol­ogy made it eas­ier for an in­di­vid­ual to be a mem­ber of one party in the morn­ing and an­other in the evening. That, he noted, hin­dered po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try.

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