Nigeria democracy needs overhauling for new Nigeria — Varsity Don

A university don, Dr. Dapo Adelokun, the Head of Department (HoD), Arts and Social Science Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has called for total overhauling of Nigeria democratic system for better Nigeria.

Adelokun made the call in an interview with NewsDirect in Ile-Ife.

He commended the past heroes like late Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe among others that tried their best to make democracy stands till today.

According to him, the past leaders used the money accumulated to develop the country such as Cocoa House, Obafemi Awolowo University and Teaching hospital, free health and education among others.

The Head of the department berated the way the country is practicing democracy today, saying present leaders emulates former leaders with cap, but not emulating them in growth, idea and development.

Adelokun stressed that the bad apples amidst the politicians should be trashed out so as to make adequate amendment and necessary corrections.

“If we continue like this, nothing tangible would show forth, for majority of politicians today only fight for themselves and their families alone.

“Most of our people are traveling out of the country while our leaders are watching endlessly.

“Whereas our leaders are traveling to developed countries instead for them to establish such achievement here, they prefer their wards to go there and enjoy their lives,” he stated.

He urged the present administration to pave way for those that would perform excellently to standardised democracy for the benefit of all and sundry.

“Most of our leaders are dealers, we are increasing people who are not honest. We are toddler since 1960 and not of age, some are blaming the colonists, but since then what do we achieve.

“We are not really pessimistic. Truth must be established and stopped deceiving ourselves. Our leaders must be sincere for the country to progress”, he declared.

He, therefore, said the country will move forward if our leaders are doing the right things. “I don’t think this democracy has really strive. “

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