Thursday, May 25, 2006

Democracy Will Only Succeed in Nigeria if...

Afrobarometer, a nonprofit polling project reports that:
Sixty-one percent of Africans surveyed said they regard democracy as preferable to other political systems. But the pollsters found that flaws in many democracies across the continent have undermined support for the concept.

Washington Post

Democracy has been hijacked by kleptocrats and plutocrats in Africa.

The obvious truth is the fact that most of the African rulers from Nigeria to Egypt have not been faithful to the tenets of democracy in the governance of their countries. But majority of the citizens want democracy to succeed. And we should begin the breeding and training of democratic leaders from the grassroots.

The Nigerian government is a quasi-democracy controlled by plutocrats and kleptocrats. Nigeria is best described as a corrupt plutocracy:"A system of government whereby wealth and the benefits that wealth accrues lead to a concentration of power in the hands of those with disproportionate access to financial resources."Source

Democracy will only succeed in Nigeria if the Rule of Law prevails.

Democracy still remains the most proactive system of government in Africa. And we should do our best to support the advancement of democracy in Africa.

South Africa still remains the Beacon of Democracy in Africa.


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Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Thank you Rodman9 for visitng the flagship of Citizen Journalism in the African blogosphere.

God bless.