Tinubu, others know why Democracy is collapsing in Africa- Ezekwesili
Tinubu others know why Democracy is collapsing in Africa- Ezekwesili. During the ongoing coup in Niger Republic, Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education in Nigeria, has criticized the country’s politicians, including President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for feigning ignorance about the reasons behind the collapsing state of democracy in West Africa.
Ezekwesili asserted that politicians are well aware of the factors contributing to the rapid decline of democracy in the region, and she urged them to stop acting surprised when incidents like the one in Niger occur.
Through her verified Twitter account on Monday, the former Minister expressed her concern about the global crisis of democracy. She questioned whether politicians are willing to acknowledge their significant failures, which have severely undermined their states’ capabilities and eroded their citizens’ trust.
She stated, “It is undeniable that democracy is sadly facing a crisis worldwide. However, it is even more alarming to witness its collapse at an alarming rate in our West African neighborhood. Our politicians are well aware of the reasons behind this trend.”
Ezekwesili’s statement comes in the aftermath of the coup plot in Niger, where Colonel Amadou Abdramane overthrew the democratically elected government of President Mohamed Bazoum. In response, various world leaders, including ECOWAS, the US, and France, have called for a return to democracy in the region.