Democracy by various scholars has been seen as a governance philosophy that allows people to effectively participate in the process of enthroning stakeholders into positions of responsibility with the view of electoral process and appointments in an atmosphere of justice and fairness through the respect for human rights of the people to promote peace and development.
Political Mavericks which includes the youth and students in tertiary institutions have continued to ask as to why the leadership in the Nigerian political system is about propaganda and not leadership by reality. According to them, democracy is about justice in administration and equity in resource management in terms of provision of basic amenities, infrastructural development, promotion of peace and grass root development.
Students who clamour for proper democratic dispensation are of the opinion that the bedrock of democracy are peace, free, fair and credible electoral process, as well as overall inclusion of every interested individuals above eighteen irrespective of their status quo in the decision making processes of the country. However, to them, the Democratic system in Nigeria has created a boundary for the less privileged and expanded the bridge between the rich and the poor as every interested youth finds it hard to either purchase the electoral form or settle godfathers.
In a chat with one of these aggrieved youths who also doubled to be the convener of the upcoming programme tagged “Gbera, Be A Maverick” DIG. Moyosore Eldreez said he is willing to create a platform for youth and students to network as well as to educate them on strategies to exploring Nigeria’s true democracy.”
According to him, a practical democratic culture is still possible in Nigeria which can be realized and managed by the right leaders.
He said further, “not too young to rule is a vague, a mirage that will never happen until the youth step on the pedals to take positions of leadership. It is imperative for every prospective political leader to note that democracy is about respect for the principles of equal rights, as well as opportunity and treatment.
However, this is why it is necessary for youths and students to attend GBERA 2020 on the 28th of March as it will be a platform for them to network and interact to claim what belongs to them in the political sector.