PRACTICE OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA
AND POLITICAL CULTURE OF NIGERIAN SOCIETY
Elez Andrei Iovovich 1
1. Center for Tropical African Stu¬dies, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Candidate of Philosophical Science (Moscow, Russian Federation).
The article is devoted to the modern principles of the activities of the main parties in Nigeria - the Congress of All Progressive Forces and the People´s Democratic Party - and the connection of these traditions with the political culture of society. This culture not only influences the activities of parties, but itself largely de¬pends on it. The practice of political parties in Nigeria, based on laws that are largely far from even the norms of bourgeois democracy, contributes to the strengthening of a corrupt political culture in society and the willingness to accept parties not as ideologically connected groups, but as business structures.
Keywords: Nigeria, corruption, political parties, political party funding, elec¬tions, APC, PDP.