• August 1, 2021

Nigeria Operates A Quasi-Democratic System – Bishop Kukah

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Nigeria operates a quasi-democracy, according to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, who stated this on Tuesday during a town-hall meeting titled ‘Fixing Nigerian elections’, put together by YIAGA.

Kukak blamed the systemic malfunctions in the system on the absence of democratic norms and values in the political arrangement, which was responsible for the irresponsible inclinations of the members of the political class who acted without considering the collective interests of the electorate.

Going further, Kukah blamed the democratic deficits in the country on many years of jackboot rule, which had imparted dictatorial values in the minds of the country’s contemporary leaders who now mimic the authoritarian dispositions of their khaki forebears.

Kukah slammed the country’s judiciary for stalling the country’s democratic growth by assuaging the desires of the electorate during electoral cases, blaming them for the impunity of politicians who act like gods in office.

Agenda Watchdog

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