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 Ahead of the 2023 General Elections Mr Cui Jianchun Ambassador of the People s Republic of China has urged Nigerian political parties to stand united and build strong leadership to foster development Cui made the call on Wednesday in Abuja during a symposium orgnaised by the Embassy in collaboration with the Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria IPAC hellip
Chinese Ambassador urges Nigerian political parties to stand united, foster development

NNN: Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, Mr Cui Jianchun, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China has urged Nigerian political parties to stand united and build strong leadership to foster development.

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Cui made the call on Wednesday in Abuja during a symposium orgnaised by the Embassy in collaboration with the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) themed “Building China-Nigeria Parties Consonance and Performing Nigeria-China Symphony”.

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He said that the symposium which brought together Nigeria’s political parties is aimed at sharing the experience of China’s ruling party Communist Party of China (CPC) and its collaborations with other parties in the country.

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Cui said that the leadership and unity of political parties have a great role to play in nation building, hence the need to create a fora for  Nigeria political parties to dialogue and work together.

“The first thing is about leadership, how can you lead the people, guide the people and get the support of the people. Chinese People support the Chinese government, the CPC.

“The second is about putting the people first. This is not only about the rhetoric, we have to let the people know what we have done.

“Political parties should be independent and not dominated by other power.

Today is a very big example, all parties, the big parties, small parties, we are equal here. I am very proud that parties can sit down even if there is competition. But today it is cooperation.

“Like China, I presented other parties, it is because of them the CPC got power so everybody should have a say, everybody should have a role to play,” Cui said.

Speaking, Mr Mohammed Nalado, National Chairman, Accord Party lauded China for bringing Nigerian political parties together to chart a course towards Nigeria’s development, adding that a lot have been learnt from the symposium.

Nalado said that one key lesson from the success of the CPC is how well they have collaborated with other smaller political parties of China just to work for the nation’s and citizen’s prosperity.

He said that the winner takes it all syndrome is one of the major downturns of Nigerian political system which has impeded the nation’s development.

“We have learnt a lot from the Chinese today and we have seen the difference between the system of politics between Nigeria and China.

“The political parties are supposed to come together. like I said earlier, I was a two-term Chairman of IPAC and we have tried so many times to bring political parties together

“We are working for progress, development of this country, Nigeria.

“So whichever political party is in power should work together with other political parties  that are not in government so that they can synergies and do things, share ideas and see how they can move Nigeria forward.

“It is winner takes all that is the problem of Nigeria. whichever parties that win wants to take everything.

“If whichever political party that wins will be sharing ideas with others that is the best way that Nigeria can make progress,” Naldo said.

In her contribution, Dr Beta Edu, National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress, also commended the People’s Republic of China for the initiative which will help strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and nation building.

Edu however, called on the Chinese Ambassador to include advancing the course of women into his Five strategic plans he has proposed to foster the Nigerian-China relations.

“I am moved by the Chinese government to create the Nigeria- China Symphony. It is one that will help in experience sharing, it is one that will help strengthen the bond between both countries.

“Today we are looking at the Communist Party of China which basically has existed for over a hundred years and has contributed immensely to building the economy of China, to making China the fastest developing country in the world.

“In China we have seen several governors that are female, this is a call for Nigeria to immediately imbibe that and support that to support women to emerge as governors, senators, and in other political positions.

“As we approach the 2023 General Elections, political parties should be more deliberate in ensuring women emerge. If we must make speed, women must be given their rightful place.

“Your Excellency, I want to seek this opportunity, we have seen the 5 plans listed and we want to put the sixth one on your agenda.

“And that number six would be the women empowerment in deepening democracy and development because we want you to be specific in developing women,” Edu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ministerial Level Official of the International Department of the People’s republic of China and Central Committee of the CPC also joined the symposium virtually. (

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