…as activists remember Beko Ransome-Kuti
The Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti- Corruption and Open Leadership, Comrade Debo Adeniran, has urged Nigerians to rise in unison, to struggle for the assertion of their socio- economic rights, as dialectically required of components of a democracy, under best practices.
Speaking on Thursday in Lagos at the 12th Annual Beko Memorial Anniversary organised by Beko Rights Club in collaboration with Child Help in Legal Defence of Rights to Education in Nigeria Project, CACOL and People’s Action for Democracy, Adeniran said Chapter 2 of the Nigerian Constitution should be Nigerians’ guide in the choices they make at elections, by ensuring that the government at all levels is committed to the security and social welfare of the populace, before earning their votes.
He said the economic practice of neo-liberalism that has continued to be imposed on the country by successive governments is antithetical to democracy, given that it had only succeeded in widening the gap between the rich and the poor.
“The Bretton Woods institution dictated neo-liberal policies which have failed almost in every country it had been imbibed, and must be abandoned to achieve a socio- economically harmonious existence of the people,” Adeniran said.