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Obasanjo: Western-style Democracy Not Suitable For Africa

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Monday that Western liberal democracy is unsuitable for Africa and seems not to be working for nigeria and other African countries.

According to the former president, western democracy as it is being practiced in nigeria and other African countries, should be re-examined or moderated.

He stated that this is because it has not delivered on good governance and progressive development for the continent.

Obasanjo spoke at the high-level consultation on Rethinking Western Liberal Democracy in Africa held at the Green Resort Legacy, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

Obasanjo said that the time has come to be brutal with the truth and face the reality that Western democracy is not delivering on expectations and should therefore be tinkered with in such a way that it will be able to take care of our peculiarities as Africans.

The former president said that the snag with liberal democracy lies in the fact that it wasn’t homegrown and never took into account African history and multicultural complexities, among other peculiarities.


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