Democracy: Did You Know?

A democratic nation respects and appreciate the fundamental rights of her citizens, safeguard the minority right and listen to their voice, affords everyone enjoys equal access and opportunities, recognizes the people’s sovereign power, and empower the people to scrutinize national leaders and demand transparency and accountability from their representatives/agents. A democratic nation appreciates and ensure free, fair, and credible elections and allow the existence of strong political parties and an effective media system.


By all indices and benchmarks of democracy, the Nigerian democratic system is a long walk away from true democracy both in principle and in practice. This further inform on the rationale behind the national rampaging insecurity, the crippling economy, poor leadership and followership, disunity, lack of national loyalty, mass exodus of intellects, inadequate infrastructure, increase in crime rate and corrupt practices that has riddled the nation pre and post the fourth republic.