FORMER PRESIDENT DR. Goodluck EBELE Jonathan, GCFR, gCon, to the President, Goodluck Jonathan FOUNDATION (GJF) SENATOR Femi OKUROUNMU THE GOVERNMENT OF HOW TO JULKISSA 11, 2019, University of Lagos  PROTOCOLS  I’m pleased to rejoice Senator Femi Okurounmia, to country, which is made nice service to our nation. I consider that each one of us who’ve gathered here to honor him will unite a standard dream; imaginative and prescient of a united, peaceable and prosperous country
Senator Okurounmu and I weren’t a part of the identical political household, nevertheless it did not have an effect on the best way we tied our abnormal nation. I acquired help from him through the administration.
His fatherland did not let him play a bitter and damaging policy towards my authorities. His criticism of my administration, in his speeches and in his newspapers, may need been onerous, however they have been constructive.
I consider he has shown braveness by documenting a few of his experiences during his superb service to his individuals and group
His memo, "Dream: practicing through the black renaissance through the waters of politics" is a commendable work that presents the writer's critical hopes. our nation, his philosophy, and his political tendencies at totally different occasions.  Each e-book tells a story; each story teaches the lesson. Within the case of "dream", the writer has prayed for us in many didactic tales; tales about his goals, his ideas and his totally different stays in the corridors and past
The e-book is more likely to expose many related points to our nationality. Nigerian democracy points and challenges are the dominant theme in a lot of the chapters of the guide
Nevertheless, Chapter 11, entitled “Midwifing and Participation in the 2014 Nationwide Conference, was not ignored. The rationale for this is obvious. The writer, Senator Okurounmu, was a big character in the nationwide dialogue. He sat in the driver's seat as chairman of the presidential advisory committee, set as much as talk about with the Nigerians and to design a construction that is accepted for nationwide dialogue. I’m glad that he has been capable of document his position and other vital procedures on this ebook.
I have referred to as the 2014 Nationwide Convention to satisfy the aspirations of Nigerians, who are on the lookout for a chance to return collectively and brainstorm challenges dealing with our nation, which aims to offer options to structural issues.
I began and opened the convention because I believed that the requirement of national dialogue might not be ignored. ethnic variations, improve previous wounds and intervene with one another.
At the conference, all matters concerning citizenship and federalism have been completely discussed with none obstacles. The conference was a debate on the way to strengthen the pillars of our democracy and construct the collapsing buildings of our individuals.
The suggestions of the conference have been far-reaching on the agenda of peace and unity. They took a variety of solutions to at this time's problems and made recommendations that cope with tomorrow's considerations
Our country faces all angles with a wide range of challenges that mainly intrude with safety and national cohesion. Although these problems are usually not new, inconsistency has increased over time.
I perceive making an attempt to unravel a few of these challenges, but plainly we’ve a coverage of sensitive and critical issues. The request for reform has grown increasingly, gathering a pace that should not be ignored if the nation has to make progress.
I consider that options to a lot of the current issues are trustworthy in evaluating the recommendations of the 2014 National Convention. If we take the policy away from our discretion, it is possible that careful implementation of the primary recommendations of the convention will lead the individuals out of the forests. It will enhance nervous nerves, promote solidarity, create peace, and move our nation to significant progress and sustainable improvement. unable to implement the suggestions throughout my presidency. This can be a query to which I’ve responded to many forums. In my guide "My Transition Times", chapter ten gave detailed answers on this regard.
My authorities was prepared to vary the constitutional democracy report, making certain that sovereignty really belonged to the individuals. Nevertheless, we had time. The convention was completed less than a yr after the top of my term. We acquired the report specifically on August 21, 2014 when the nation was already in the election. Then the members of the National Assembly, whose activity was to mirror and validate the process, fought for political survival.
I consider that, given the nature of the negotiations and the suitable negotiations to promote the method, systematic and systematic implementation couldn’t have been achieved in lower than a yr. It was obvious that we had no time before my administration ended. I did not name for urgent implementation as a result of my government did not begin a convention to realize political reputation, however to contribute to a real nation building
We collect 492 reputable individuals from all walks of life and shades. the statement that emerged in the course of the rigorous choice course of, where it stored a cautious studying inside 120 days. We did this in order that we didn't get a political level, however we got here up with concepts on the way to strengthen the pillars of democracy and construct a new foundation for a sustainable nation.
No critical athlete goes into any competition solely for aggressive fun; they achieve this to win the prize. Our aim was to construct peace and guarantee unity by way of nationwide dialogue and consensus
I consider democracy is a course of, a journey and a home. It is a course of that determines who we are, who leads us and how we should always lead. It’s a every day discussion between individuals and their leaders about what is sweet and acceptable will of people.
Democracy is a journey in the direction of constructing a collective dream, safeguarding individuals's wishes, and guaranteeing the freedom of men and women. no matter their faith, shade and position. Sustainable democracy is a home of freedom where residents reside freely and respect each other's standing. It’s a place of residence the place they’re protected in peace, justice and fact.
On this journey of sustainable democracy, we should always attempt to make applicable arrangements to ensure that the help and belief of the individuals don’t deteriorate. An election process that doesn’t deserve public help and participation is a recipe for violence and political crisis
Democratic states have to take applicable motion to ensure the impartiality and independence of the electoral body. , as a way to guarantee the credibility and legitimacy of electoral processes
We understand that there are not any good elections everywhere in the world. Nevertheless, minimum requirements are expected from every people who need to hold credible elections.
On this respect, the process of forming EMB techniques could be very important. In lots of profitable democracies, the appointment of election judges is not within the palms of 1 powerful politician. The reason being that, regardless of how he goes, the stakeholders don’t absolutely trust his intentions and decisions because of his biased political inclination.
If the naming process for key EMB members is institutionalized, it will create belief among all stakeholders. A method through which this can be achieved is that national assemblies research totally different fashions for recruiting EMB members in other nations as a guide to making a practical model that may guarantee an unbiased, unbiased, unbiased Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC).
If we now have to grow politically within the desired course as a democratic nation, the independence and impartiality of INEC can’t be compromised.
In his ebook, Senator Femi Okurounmu asked, "Can this dream come true?" The reply to me is yes; if we just comply with the letters of the Constitution, we take heed to the voices of the individuals, comply with the needs of our citizens and reject our private objectives.
Lastly, women and gents stand out, no matter who’s political We ask you to work to make sure that this dream of true democracy turns into a actuality in Nigeria.
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