In Nigeria, UNDP becomes part of the problem: - starts training political parties. (handpicks only few of them)
The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed on a proposal to collaborate in the training of officers of the party nationwide.
This agreement was reached during the Needs Assessment Visit of the UNDP delegation to the party’s National Headquarters in Abuja Tuesday.
The National Chairman, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, invited the UNDP team to come and partner with the leadership in the implementation of capacity-building Programme meant to strengthen the party.
‘‘We are happy that the UNDP has visited us, and we want you to work with us on capacity building and also in the area of information dissemination. We have processes and plans that help to deepen our internal democracy system and grow the capacity of our members and leaders.
“We will train our leaders at the state levels and then at the ward levels. We also develop positions that will help advance democracy in the country. We have plans to invite experts to lecture sessions; that is, Nigerians who are doing well outside the nation will be brought in to share their expertise with us in areas of health, agriculture, industry among others.
Onu said in order to prepare for the current move by the Federal Government to include diaspora voting in 2015 general elections, the (ANPP), is opening special branches overseas, as it also computerises its membership database and general operations.