Nigeria needs good governance not a change of system — VP Shettima

Vice-President Kashim Shettima has said what the country needs is good governance, not a change in the system of governance as being clamoured in some quarters.

The Vice President spoke at the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Ali & Co (Ghalib chambers) in Ilọrin, Kwara State capital, on Saturday According to him, “Democracy can only survive by adherence to rule of law and quality of governance, not by parliamentary system as being canvassed by some people.
Many nations that collapsed did so because of lack of access to truth and justice; their access to justice was frustrated and denied.”

Shettima while speaking on the aftermath of the litigation that trailed the 2023 electoral process added that President Bola Tinubu never influenced the electoral process since he assumed office through the instrument of power.
He said “President Bola Tinubu never influenced the electoral process and we (presidency) never used instruments of office to hunt or hound perceived opponents standing trial”.

On his part, former Minister of Works, Raji Fashola (SAN), said Nigeria once practised a parliamentary system but failed which led the country into unwarranted disaster. He said “Let’s think deeply about why the parliamentary system failed us and have we overcome those reasons?”Rather than calling for change of system of government, the former minister suggested liberal democracy that would ensure better and improved livelihood of Nigerians.

He said: “Those calling for the system change are instigated by economic reasons. If only they are confident the government would provide for their economic need, they won’t chant this clamour for change. If there is sincerity of purpose, there will be better life for all even under the present system of government. [Swipe]


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