Our Democracy Is Faulty, Says Gbenga Daniel
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has faulted the sort of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that can’t result in the perfect in all spheres of our nationwide curiosity.
Talking because the Particular Visitor of Honour on the 2nd Annual Lecture of a media outfit, Freedom On-line, held on the Alvan Ikoku Corridor, Radisson Blu, Ikeja on Thursday, Daniel lamented that Nigeria continues to be working a system that has been in follow since 1960 and not using a change which, he opined, can not result in any significant improvement.
He argued that no nation can thrive on a static ideology particularly on this trendy age with its attendant international evolution in all indices of improvement.
“That’s the reason our democratic system must be reviewed by the use of restructuring or else it’s going to give extra room for constitutional disaster, inequity, mediocrity, injustice and corruption,” he stated.
With the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the dropping of the Iron Curtain, the previous governor stated doorways had been closed in opposition to communism and socialism as political ideologies opening a brand new vista within the socio-political financial system of the respective international locations which paid off as their economies rose tremendously. Even China, he acknowledged, has joined the fray and is now concerning the largest financial system on this planet.
“What I’m saying in essence is that if we proceed to practise democracy and not using a drastic change, it can not work,” he stated.
“It’s going to solely make folks poorer and hopeless. That is why the progressive minded politicians like myself and political pundits are clamouring for restructuring, which can handle the challenges dealing with us as a nation and proffer significant options for the betterment of the folks.”
On his retirement from partisan politics, he pressured that he thought it was higher to depart the stage early sufficient for the youthful technology to provide you with recent concepts and contribute their very own quota in direction of creating the nation as a substitute of the older ones sitting tight and counting years, which most African leaders have been accused og.
Daniel stated he thought he must be praised for this daring step however was shocked when folks reacted by saying he should not go into retirement that quickly.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who was represented by Akin Oyebode (Jnr.), delivered the lecture titled ‘Fixing The Financial system, Much less Politics Extra Substance’, whereas former Governor of Abia State and Senator-elect Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu was the Chairman.
Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, was the Visitor of Honour, whereas auniversity don, Professor Akin Onigbinde, delivered the keynote handle.
Dignitaries on the occasion, hosted by the writer of Freedom On-line, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo, embrace the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Oloye Gani Adams; former Minister of Particular Duties, retired Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade; Mr. Dotun Oladipo and Nollywood actor, Bolaji Amusan amongst others.
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