Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wole Soyinka and Chimamanda Adichie on Nigeria's democracy

In my view, any election in the present dispensation in Nigeria is nothing short of a joke. This postponed election, or any other such election under the current system, is nothing but the continuation of the old order, the one that is responsible for the appalling condition in which Nigeria is today.

Nigeria needs a new breed of thinkers to take charge and steer the nation forward in the right direction. And this must begin with a complete restructuring of the system, even if this means overhauling the constitution, as Professor Soyinka was saying..

Yes, I agree, there is a need for greater participation by the more well-meaning, right-thinking, well educated and articulate younger people with whom Nigeria is blessed in abundance..

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