While the average apolitical Nigerian may consider year 2019 as a year that is still quite faraway, the politically savvy Nigerian is already discussing the political permutations for year 2019.

As another major election year draws close a particularly sticky point of issue which we would like to throw open for discussion is the issue of funding political parties.

In Nigeria, it has become the practice for the deep pockets and money bags to throw the weight of their finances around and thus influence the choice of candidates that are eventually presented as before the voting populace.

This has led to a deep entrenchment of the culture of godfatherism in Nigerian politics.

Hence, we ask the question, for a more inclusive participation in politics in Nigeria, how do you think political parties should be funded?