Nigeria’s democracy: power doesn’t belong to the People, Hon. Gbajabiamila

1408, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, says Nigeria’s democracy was at variance with other democracies of the world.

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Gbajabiamila stated this on Tuesday at a special sitting of the Osun House of Assembly to commemorate Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s 60th birthday.

The lawmaker, who represents Surulere I constituency of Lagos State in House of Representatives in his lecture, titled: ‘Suitability of Presidential System of Government In A Multi-ethnic Democracy’, said the current political system in the country was difficult to understand, saying the system operated in the country cannot be categorised.

He added that the biggest loser of Nigeria’s democracy was the people.

His word, “In democracy, power belongs to the people, but in Nigeria’s democracy, power has been taking away from the people leading to distrust, inter-ethnicity and quest for secession.”

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