Ex-INEC chair, Jega, opens up on Nigerian democracy

Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Friday, said Nigeria’s democracy was not delivering dividends to the people due to politicians autocracy.

He attributed the situation to “politicians’ autocracy’’, saying that democracy was not thriving in Nigeria because of the autocratic nature of politicians, “who obviously was connected to military rule.

Jega made this known while contributing to a panel discussion on “Three Decades of Democratic Transition in Africa’’ organized by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja.

He said that democracy was in a state of flux in African continent and that there were very serious challenges of whether democracy was delivering dividends to the citizens.

According to him, Africa’s democracy, instead of providing the dividends to the people, is creating instability and crisis.

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