Obasanjo Calls for African Democracy Makeover

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for African nations to rethink the democracy they inherited from the West.

Speaking at a summit in Abuja, on Wednesday, Obasanjo emphasised the need for a democracy that aligns with African values and prioritizes the well-being of the people.

In his address, Obasanjo stressed the importance of building a democracy that truly serves all citizens, stating, “Democracy must work for all, not just a select few.”

He urged African leaders to prioritise the welfare of their people and uphold the principles of good governance, strong institutions, and the rule of law.

Describing democracy as a government based on the people’s consent and free from corruption, Obasanjo’s words resonated with many attendees at the summit.

The event, organized by the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Foundation, with support from the Ford Foundation and Trust Africa, focused on assessing the current state of democracy in Africa.


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