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Nigeria May Not Celebrate Another Democracy Day - Wole Soyinka Reveals

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka disclosed in his recent statement that the country, Nigeria may not celebrate another Democracy Day. He had backed up his speculations with the system of government practised in Nigeria.

Wole Soyinka, who is known for speaking up on issues regarding democracy and good governance had referred to Nigeria's system of government as centralized. While speaking during a press briefing on Arise News, Wole Soyinka reiterated the June 12 Democracy Day celebration that was held on Monday.

Speaking on the state of the country, the Novel Laureate likened the country to be on a suicide slide. He afterwards charged the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to pay heed and take proactive measures towards bringing about peace and stability in the nation.

Wole Soyinka cited the protests on the streets despite the threats from the police and the government. He suggested that if actions are taken towards the challenges that bring about demonstrations and protests, a state of stability will be achieved.

Reacting to the incessant protests, Wole Soyinka insinuated that it could lead to division in the country. He added that if Nigeria fails to decentralize, Nigeria cannot remain together as one.

Source: Punch

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