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Parliamentary System of Government

“Nigeria needs parliamentary system of government” — Peter Obi



Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has stressed the importance of Nigeria reverting to a parliamentary system of government.

According to him, this change would bring about positive transformations and better governance for the country.

“Nigeria needs parliamentary system of government” — Peter Obi“Nigeria needs parliamentary system of government” — Peter Obi
Peter Obi

Obi believes that adopting a parliamentary system would enhance accountability, promote effective representation, and ensure the equitable distribution of resources among different regions.

According to Obi, Nigeria needs a parliamentary system of government, where the president can interface with citizens at least once a month.

Obi stated this at a lecture at Harvard Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on Tuesday.


Obi said, “What happens is, because of the presidential system that has no president in Nigeria today, we have a bad leader and he stays there for four years. When we have a parliamentary system, we can move a motion of no confidence within two or three years.

“If we are in a parliamentary system, a president will be a member of parliament.

“Today, if you elect me as president of Nigeria or governor, I can remove myself entirely from being answerable to the people, just hire a gang of lunatics, talking rubbish every day.

“While, if it is a parliamentary system, during the president’s question time, he has to answer. He doesn’t have to hire anybody to speak for him.

“A president in Nigeria can decide not to talk to anybody for one year and nobody cares because he has hired all these people who do the talking. If you say anything, they call you names, they do this.

“So, we need a parliamentary system where the president will be a member of parliament and will at least, even if it is once a month, answer the people who elected him; because we didn’t elect all these gangsters. We elected somebody and we want the person to talk to us.”


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