Doyin Okupe, the former Director-General of the Labour Party’s (LP) Presidential Campaign Council, has identified seven demons plaguing Nigeria’s democracy.
On Monday afternoon, Okupe posted on Twitter that the demons must be dealt with before Nigeria can make any democratic progress.
He explained that unless the issues are confronted and resolved, no amount of change mantra or youth activism would be effective in changing the status quo.
Okupe, a former presidential spokesperson, identified the following as Nigeria’s democracy’s demons: 1. Pervasive corruption. 2. Lack of literacy. 3. Poverty that is crippling. 4. Significant youth unemployment 5. A disregard for the rule of law. 6. The judiciary’s malleability. 7. The absence of God’s fear.
He contended that they must be addressed in order for progress to be made.
The Problems With Nigeria’s Democracy; 1. Pervasive corruption. 2. Illiteracy. 3. Crippling poverty. 4. Massive youth unemployment 5. Lack of respect for Rule of Law. 6. Malleability of the Judiciary. 7. The absence of the fear of God.
No amount of ‘change mantras’ in our politics, or activism of the Youth will change the status quo. We must find a way to deal with the above 7 demons and collectively pray and ask God to change our hearts towards righteousness & godliness.
Else, we go round this unprogressive cycles endlessly.
No amount of 'change mantras' in our politics, or activism of the Youth will change the status quo.
We must find a way to deal with the above 7 demons and collectively pray and ask God to change our hearts towards righteousness & godliness.
— Doyin (@doyinokupe) March 20, 2023
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