Nigeria’s Democracy Still Tottering Like A Toddler Learning To Walk – Yahaya Bello

The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has described Nigeria’s democracy to be “shaky and tottering along like a toddler” after 22 years into the 4th Republic. reports

Yahaya, made this statement, while speaking at the at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation’s policy dialogue on Friday, in Abuja.

The governor stated that in order for democracy to be achieved in Nigeria, interests must not be sectional.

Yahaya, said that Nigerians must focus their attention on how to make democracy work as a united front rather than a divisible entity.

“Unity is the primary hypothesis on which democracy stands in any state which has chosen it as the form of government.

“This is because in a functional democracy, the people, in spite of their diversity in ideology, faith, tribe and politics, have to always unite in a majority for most things to happen in the society, including leadership.

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“Consequently, we hardly speak with a united voice on anything as a nation. This state of affairs makes me believe that we need more democracy, not less.

“Of course, by more democracy I mean the real essence and practice of democracy, that pure marriage of consensus which enthrones the overall public good rather than any sectional or parochial interest.

“With the foregoing in mind, I say that how to make Nigerian democracy work for us as a uniting factor rather than the divisive measure we have turned it into is the most pressing need of the season, especially as gladiators begin to take position for 2023.

“I declare that one Nigeria must quickly come to mean more than it currently does to the average citizen or we risk losing more than we bargained for – as leaders and those being led,” Governor Yahaya said.

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