A charge has gone out to Nigerians and some African countries by the former Vice President of the World Bank (Africa), Oby Ezekwesili to fight against the monopolistic style of democracy.
It has been reported that the former Minister of Education said that the phenomenon of the monopolistic style of democracy exists in Nigeria and some African countries.
Ezekwesili noted that the people have caused the political class to adopt that style of democracy because they are indifferent and have less show of concern about such matters pertaining to political engagement.
The activist who gave the charge at the Office Of The Citizen (OOTC) inauguration by #FixPolitics, said there has been a phenomenal shift in political engagement.
While urging citizens to actively participate in governance, she noted that it is the only way out of the trend of monopolistic democracy, which is a situation similar to a marketplace monopoly.
According to her, “The reason we have monopolistic democracy is because we have citizens that cannot engage.
What we are doing today is to further accentuate the quality of engagement citizens must have to break democracy from being a monopoly to truly competitive.
A competitive democracy is what leads to better quality governance. We now know that without quality governance, we are not going anywhere.”