Why Buhari won’t succeed – Bisi Akande
A former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not succeed with the kind of government Nigeria is running.
Akande said this on Tuesday in his country home, Ila, Osun State during a news conference to mark his 79th birthday.
He said inasmuch as democracy has been working in other countries, the presidential system of government adopted by Nigeria as practiced in the United States of America cannot work for the country.
He said it was not capable of sustaining the country’s growth and success.
Akande said multi-party parliamentary democracy was the best form of government for Nigeria if it wanted to catch up with the rest of the civilised world.
He said: “President Buhari is my friend and I want him to succeed but he is running a difficult system of government.
“Nigeria’s democracy is a military democracy of sharing and if we continue like this, there is no how we can succeed.
“Up to this present age, evidence-based analyses has proven parliamentary democracy to be the most accountable transparent form of government in the whole world.”
Akande said some countries have become rich, stable and respected globally because of their acceptance of parliamentary democracy, adding: “It is also transforming India from acute poverty and hunger into self sufficiency and reliability virtually in all fields.
“Apart from being transparent and accountable, parliamentary democracy is absolutely inclusive.
“It appears to be the best form of governmental structure for Nigeria now.”