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America’s failing democracy, Nigeria’s gain

It is no longer news that America’s democracy, which the entire world especially the developing countries like Nigeria looks up to, is under serious attack,…

It is no longer news that America’s democracy, which the entire world especially the developing countries like Nigeria looks up to, is under serious attack, and in fact, grievously injured by the same person who supposedly was elected to protect it.

Wednesday’s storming and siege on the Capitol building – the equivalent of Nigeria’s National Assembly by the supporters of   President Trump to upturn an election he woefully lost to President-elect, Joe Biden is a new low by the supposed custodians of the modern democracy.

The notable events that occur much recently in the United States of America, such as; the BLM, COVID-19 and the recently concluded elections is enough to allude to the fact that there is nothing sane even in our supposedly saner climes. This has further confirmed that democracy is fragile not just only in developing countries but also in developed countries. Leaders everywhere must, therefore, work hard to live up to their responsibilities of protecting it.

Surprisingly, these ‘saner climes’ are hypocritically brandishing sanctions on countries purportedly not in their good books, by citing reasons of “undermining democracy”. Considering what is going on in the USA now, it will not be out of place to call for the sanctioning of the country.

In all of these, Nigerians have a thing or two to learn especially those who always call, tag, and invite the USA to meddle in our affairs. They must understand that only we (Nigerians) can solve our problems. Americans like us have had difficult moments but do not disparage their sovereignty and patriotism.

 

Idris Mohammed Shabafu, Minna

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