Date: July 05, 2020, 08:38:51 PM
Nigeria’s ‘democracy’ is not working: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
In a statement he issued on behalf of the coalition of 400 civil rights organisations under the aegis of NCSSR, Nwankwo dismissed the Bayelsa and Kogi elections as “a major dent to Nigeria’s democratic process.” He added: “Situation Room is disappointed with the conduct of the two governorship elections that held in Kogi and Bayelsa States. The elections fall below the standard expected of a free, fair and credible election.
Iwu insisted that “no amount of electoral reform can bring change until the political elite decide to reform themselves. Nigerian politicians are rotten. They are just rotten. I am not saying some of them are rotten. I am saying Nigerian politicians are rotten.”Five years ago, I thought that verdict was too harsh. Today, and knowing what I know it takes to win elections in Nigeria and secure the victory in the courts, to say that Nigerian politicians are rotten is even an understatement. They are worse. We lie to ourselves when we claim that this so-called democracy is working. It is not. And it will never work this way.