Aregbesola Canvasses Adoption Of Parliamentary System Of Govt In Nigeria.

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

Former Governor of Osun State and Nigeria’s Minister of Interior from 2019 to 2023, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for a change in the country’s leadership system.

Aregbesola called for a parliamentary system of governance, stating that the country cannot survive an executive presidential system.

The former minister made this remark at the ongoing National Dialogue on the constitutional future of Nigeria in Honour of a renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, organised by the Patriots (A Pan Nigerian Group of Eminent National Leaders of Thought) with the theme, “Lawful Procedures for Actualising a People’s Constitution for Nigeria.”

Recall that Aregbesola served as a commissioner for eight years in Lagos State before he became the governor of Osun State for eight years and subsequently a minister under former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

“Can Nigeria survive executive presidential representation? The answer is no,” Aregbesola said.

“In seeking appropriate democratic representation let’s look at production as a basis of representation. We don’t have the best form of representation. People are engaged more in production. Productive acts and those engaged in production should be given opportunity to elect their best,” the former minister added.

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