Instead of western liberal democracy, President Obasanjo advocated what he called “Afro democracy.” Many of Obasanjo’s past interventions have been met with ad hominem arguments. I am convinced that, subjected to the scrutiny of critical thinking, his most recent assertions on what he called western liberal democracy will be found to be logically wanting and unsustainable. The Asian country of Japan, despite its profoundly non-western culture, practices western liberal democracy. There are African countries where what Obasanjo calls western liberal democracy is practiced without shutting down their cities on every election day. The question is not whether western liberal democracy is working for Africa?
Source: The Guardian November 27, 2023 09:45 UTC