Democracy Day: Falae Says Nigeria not Practicing True Democracy

Chief Olu Falae on democracy day calls for restructuring, saying Nigeria is not Practicing true democracy.

A former secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae has called on Nigeria to return to consultative democracy as the hope of those who fought for the Democracy has not been realised.

He added that majority of Nigerians still wallow in abject poverty despite claiming an independent nation.

The former secretary described what is being practised today as “deformed democracy and monetocracy”, which he noted was a clear opposite of what was laid down by heroes of democracy.

Falae explained that many people, who fought the late General Sanni Abacha’s dictatorship for Nigeria to return to democracy, had also been sidelined by the politics of the country.

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According to SaharaReporters, the former SFG said,

“This is not what we fought for and what we are even practising today is a deformed democracy and monetocracy.

“People are killed, kidnapped and scared from the voting points and people are also shamelessly distributing money and buying votes.

“This type of process cannot produce true fruit of democracy anywhere in the world.

“The fruits of democracy include freedom to express your opinion responsibly without fear or molestation and this is no longer there.”

He added that the nation’s democracy had been badly compromised by successive leaders, who abused the power of their office.

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Falae, while speaking on the country’s need to find it’s way back to true democracy, called for a genuine restructuring, saying that it is the only way out.

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