Politicians need rethink on cultic, unfair, rigid governance —Pastor Akinosun

Pastor Abraham Akinosun

By 'Gbenga Bankole

The President of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Olukunle Akinosun has urged politicians to have a rethink on how they currently practised politics, noting that people were yet to feel the impact of democratic governance.

Describing the current system as “too cultic, rigid and unfair to the common man, as only the rich and the well-connected get elected into any office,” he said the current system only positively benefitted a few persons as “projects are executed, not for the benefit of the people but to benefit those in power; jobs are given to only children of those in power and their supporters, and the gap between the rich and the poor is getting wider.”

He noted that the clamour for restructuring and devolution of powers at the federal level, should be extended to the state and local levels, stating that “in a true democracy, all shades of opinion and parties should be involved in government, especially at the grassroots.”

He said: “As we look forward to another election year in 2019, our politicians should bear in mind that unless we practise democracy in such a way that will benefit the people, we may not be able to develop optimally as a nation.”

Nigerian Tribune

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