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4 me Nigeria is not a democratic nation because the views of the masses are not used and wit poor use of constitution.wat is the cause of this ugly situation?

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4 me Nigeria is not a democratic nation because the views of the masses are not used and wit poor use of constitution.wat is the cause of this ugly situation?

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Finally somebody making sense up in here.

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@ oluking

"I would say we are practicing democracy.we are at an evolving point. we are customising the concept of democracy to suit a unique diversity.its nots going to be a short process,but we will get there."

I suppose you understand the meaning of democracy, and then your description about our's, supposses to me, you mean home-grown democracy.

Yes evolving. The more our democratic age, the more destructive, wicked, ignorant, and unwholistic our approach to elections and governance is.

Yes, customising a democratic concept that places primacy on religion, tribe, political creed, personalityand wanton greed above the country's common good.

Yes, it's not going to be a short process, cos we want it that way( I have to benefit from it before any effective policy change takes place.)

In truth, we are not anywhere near a democratic culture, forget about the political organs or agencies we have in place. In them , self comes before country.

GOD HELP US!

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Yes we are practising democracy. When America started their democracy blacks were not allowed to vote or be voted for despite having their first declaration that all men were born equal yet later adopted dat a black man should be 3/5th of a white man but today they've grown to d point where d pple who didn't count who were a fraction of a human being hav finally produced the president.

We shouldn't lose hope or even destroy what we Share Goodluck had d option of takin ova wen d circumstances were not clear but he rather chose to allow his position defined and agreed b4 steppin in.

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Adulterated Democracy.

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so you are now having a change of mind after blowing hot in the past?

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Nigeria is a failed state, under the guise of a country. We should default back to our ancestral form of government, mornarchy. Back to the days of empires. Like the yourba kindom, calabar or efik kingdom, the benin empire, the kanem bornu empire. Now we are talking, at least then we knew who we were we had identities. Now we are the lauging stalk of the entire globe.

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Enough playing on the word "democracy".

The better question is, Is Nigeria a country?

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It's eida bokocrazy or haramcrazy - democrazy accordin 2 BOKO HARAM

bt now wit goodluck, it's mendocrazy.

democrazy accordin 2 MEND.

It might change 2 bokoharamendocracy which also can b called chaostocracy.

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Our present crop of politician emphasized on our 'homegrown democracy'. I think what they are doing now i what they implied

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Nigerian Government shouldn't be mentioned on the same line with Democracy

Stepping out of office and putting in someone you want in office is not democracy. . .

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YEP WE ARE PRACTISING DEMOCRACY AND NIGERIANS HAVE CHOSEN, ARE CHOOSIN AND HOPEFULLY STOP CHOOSIN TO not vote, not defend their vote and so shud stop complainin,get of d fence and do something instead of speakin grammar on Naira land tv radio paper barbing salon shayo joint et al

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Demo what? Pls lets not deceive ourselves. What we are practising presently is sandwitched between eliteocracy and crazydemo which does not have a name yet and its breeding confusions that has overturn the psyche of most nigerians to a level of total indolence ! Hopefully soon we'll realise that power belongs to the people, act accordingly and likewise evolve to a democratic state but now we have more of the crazy excluding the demo!

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There is no democracy in nigeria

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Well, how do I put this? It is not realy a democracy, but a slight variation. It is more like an autocracy at the core, with a smidging of despotism mixed in equal parts with one cup dictatoship, let to marinade in in military rule, then gently glazed over with democracy. Please serve this dish cold.

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Demonstration of crazy

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We're practicing Nigerian democracy.

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proxycracy

rule of the godfathers

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our type of govt has no demo in it but is cracy.

if you look back to the days of abacha, it was abachacracy while babangida practiced babangidacracy. but if your talking abt 1999 till date, we have been practicing obasanjocracy. it has been obasanjo all the way.

he jails and release with ease.

he has excess powers that he can sleep with any woman including his son's wife.

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No, we are practising naijapointocrazy

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We are practising HOME GROWN DEMOCRACY.

Home grown democracy enables us to interpret the constitution in the 'home made manner' thus, leaving us temporarily happy but permanently sad as a nation.

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DEMOCRACY? Hell no. The elements of a democracy are;

1 A constitution agreed to by the people

2 Free and fair Elections at all levels, not imposition,selection or consensus candidate.

3 Obedience to the courts by all concerned and not according to status in the political space

I would call or present arrangement ELITETOCRACY. Government by the elite, by the elites for the benefit of the elites.

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Theoriticaly we know what is democracy but we dont practicalise it. No enabling structure for its operation in Nigeria. The system favour what i will call militriocracy.

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I would say we are practicing democracy.we are at an evolving point. we are  customising the concept of democracy to suit a unique diversity.its nots going to be a short process,but we will get there.

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no. we are practicing wealthycracy.

its a new style of governance our leaders are pushing hard to include in the dictionary.

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Hell to the NO!. what we do here has neither name nor definition.

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