Centre lauds EFCC’s enforcement of best practices in political parties
The Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI) has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its effort to institutionalise best practices in the management of political parties in the country.
The director general of the institute, Dr. Lanre Adebayo, made the commendation at a one-day roundtable on “Political Parties as Public Institutions: Need for Good Governance Practice”, which it organised in collaboration with the Coalition for Democracy and Credible Election (CODECE) in Abuja, yesterday.
Adebayo, who observed the central role of political parties to democratic governance in the country, said the quality of representative democracy and the well-being of Nigerians depended on an elective and efficient management of political parties.
He further argued that under the current Nigerian Constitution, political parties are public institutions whose operations must adhere to international best practices in management and operations.
“Poor intra-party management and lack of internal democracy were major factors in the political challenges that the country had faced in the past and the EFCC’s enforcement of good governance has the potential of further strengthening our national efforts to depersonalise ownership and control of political parties,” he said.