The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it would be adopting the model of party discipline used in the Chinese communist party to ensure discipline within the PDP.
PDP national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who received leaders of the National Peoples Congress of China yesterday in Abuja, said the two parties have a lot to learn from each other as Nigeria and China have a long history of partnership in the areas of economics, culture and governance.
He said the PDP admires the sense of patriotism in the Chinese party noting that such sense of patriotism cannot come without discipline which he said would be imbibed by the PDP.
The PDP national chairman also said the party would strive to imbibe the culture of sustainability and party independence saying such a practice would make those entrusted with the affairs of the party to be more committed.
"The Peoples Democratic Party will strive to cooperate with your party in order to strengthen its leadership control, acquire more power, develop the existing powers it has and ensure its sustainability and independence.
"The need for the enactment of true party values between both parties and their countries are of paramount importance to us all, as this will help streamline ideologies, modify beliefs, manage conflicts, accelerate functionality of internal party democracy, set new roles and make those entrusted with the leadership of the party acquire more zeal and exposure internally and internationally, " he said.
Bamanga said the PDP has equally taken note of the unequalled powers vested on Party leaders in the Chinese Communist party, and would strive to copy it.
Chairman of the study committee of the National Peoples Congress of China, Zhang Dejiang in his remark said they were encouraged to come to the PDP national chairman by President Goodluck Jonathan when he visited China in July as a way of strengthening party politics in Nigeria.
He expressed hope that the interaction would strengthen understanding between the two parties. He said the National Peoples Congress has been around since 1921 and has grown from membership strength of 50 people to 85 million people.