The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, says that the focus of Nigerians is on elections and not how to make the current system work better.
He said that people were more concerned about "power and succession", and that there is a neglect of the "purpose of power" and the "content of government".
Fayemi said this at the presentation of a book with the title, ‘Nigeria – Democracy Without Development: How to Fix It’ by the the Omano Edigheji, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.
“Nobody is asking questions; everybody is talking about election, power and succession. But the content of government and purpose of power is not in debate. Yes, the National Assembly is responsible for constitutional amendment but the 36 states must concur.
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“I will worry less about form of governance in Nigeria. But talk about the efficiency of the current system. How can we make the current system work better?”
Fayemi was represented by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Planning and Economic Affairs, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi; while El-Rufai was represented by Uba Sani, representative of Kaduna Central in the green chamber of the National Assembly.
El-Rufai pointed to the apathy of most Nigerians towards elections. He described the situaion as "worrisome" but proffers hope, stating that it "can be fixed".
He said, “A large segment of the population have disengaged from the electoral process. The situation is worrisome but it can be fixed.”