“Even some regimes that are dictatorial in nature will claim to be democratic, whilst some liberal countries and government who don’t respect human rights will also claim to be democratic. If Nigeria is democratic or not, it depends on where we stand”
-June 15, 2020, news/interview
KANO: After 21 years of democratic rule, many are still asking whether Nigeria is truly a democratic country and, if her citizenry has enjoyed dividend of good governance. Reacting to this, is Dr. Junaid Mohammed, A Fiery Second Republic Lawmaker and Elder Statesman, who spoke with our Acting. Editor, Sunny Atham on a telephone interview last week, where he berated most Nigerian leaders both present and past, accusing them of misrule and incompetency, stressing further that most of the Country’s leaders have always laid claim to egalitarian rule even when the whole world know that the country continues to rule in a despotic manner.
According to the Elder Statesman, democracy is a relative term, which depends on the length it is being viewed from. “Even some regimes that are dictatorial in nature will claim to be democratic in nature, whilst some liberal countries and government who don’t respect Human rights will also claim to be democratic. If Nigeria is democratic or not, it depends on where we stand” he hinted
Asked on his views about June 12 and the interest of the Yorubas to produce the country’s President Come 2023, Junaid stated that everybody has the right to power. “The country belongs to all of us. No single person or group or region has the right to lay claim to power. If the Yorubas want to produce the next president, it’s within their rights. They should come up with a viable and competent candidate who can get them the required votes. I personally don’t believe in that thing they call zoning. It’s antithetical and an abhorrent disregard of competence and capabilities for regional and ethnic sentiment. What we should be looking out for, is a leader who can champion the course of this great nation and stare it to greater heights”
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