Politics of Wednesday, 28 November 2018
As Nigeria goes into election early next year, a former Ghanaian president, John Kufuor, has advised Nigerians to accept that democracy has come to stay in the country, asking government to encourage participation by majority of the people.
He prayed that Nigerians exercise their constitutional right to elect leaders they desire.
“You’re the most populous country in the continent. Whatever you do here reflects on life and everything else on the African continent. So, my prayer is that the people of Nigeria will exercise their rights of choice in accordance with federal constitution to give themselves a sort of leader they desire. When they get such leader, they should ensure checks and balances system of government is respected by government and the media should be watchdog when things go awry. And that should be done according to law. Everything should be as decided or determined by the constitution”, he said.
He was speaking after he bagged an honorary doctorate degree in Public Administration at the Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete yesterday.
Former President of Ghana John Kufuor has called for true servant leadership among future African leaders, saying such leaders must have grasp of geopolitics around them and resolve to render peaceful and prosperous service to ensure sustainable development in the continent.
Kufuor also said Africans must be in search of enlightened and creative leaders in all spheres of life and in respective African countries to surmount present challenges and ensure exciting future in the continent.
He said that poor governance in African continent came about through poor leadership and poor allocation of resources.