“There must be one sort of majority rule government and that is the vote based system that perceives certain immaculate thoughts… “(Muyiwa Falaiye).* Democracy, almost certainly, remains the best type of government in Africa. Because of the tyrannical administration of our pilgrim aces, it is just coherent to give power back to the individuals, after freedom. All around and generally, majority rules system alludes to an administration of the individuals, by the individuals, and for individuals. It is a type of government that offers capacity to the individuals, and this is the thing that Africa needs. Tragically, vote based system has been changed and too much contaminated here in Africa.
Africa professes to rehearse western majority rule government, while the political usual way of doing things, is “African Democracy”. At the end of the day, while different Continents practice western majority rules system, Africa made due with “African Democracy”. This gives us a division between “vote based system in Africa” and “African majority rule government”. The previous is western majority rule government with no change, while the last is popular government caught with African social qualities.
Verifiably, the norm in most African countries was the act of African vote based system. Aside from our mutual cultural arrangement, African majority rule government was in presence, even before the coming of our provincial experts. In precolonial African social orders, African majority rule government permitted the decision ‘party’ to consider the resistance as a foe. A foe that will looked for any way to crush the decision ‘party’. Be that as it may, when the British came, they presented their own western majority rules system which permitted the resistance to go about as a checkmate to the decision party. Additionally, in this sort of legislative framework, the resistance is relied upon to give useful reactions to the decision party, not dangerous reactions. This sort of framework was to be sure strange to most African Societies. Be that as it may, sadly, specific during the early post provincial time, this unadulterated popular government being presented by the British, was deserted and most African Countries either rehearsed half of this vote based system (which prompted the act of the present African vote based system), or nothing of it. It was now that western Democracy was exorbitantly contaminated with social qualities.
Because of the wide spread of this African majority rule government, customary individuals no longer have a voice in legislative issues. African popular government is just loaded up with disparity, debasement, nepotism, etc. Maybe this is the reason most African Countries are immature today. As a Continent who as of late got freed from the paws of pilgrim fascism, African vote based system isn’t what we need at this moment.
At this point, it is fundamental to include that I am not pushing for the all out destruction of our social qualities. Or maybe, I am pushing for the complete prohibition of our social qualities from our governmental issues. There is nothing amiss with our African social qualities. Be that as it may, amalgamating social qualities with western majority rules system, includes rendering a peculiar perspective on the very idea of vote based system. For example, our social qualities requests that we regard our seniors, and the little fellows have no business in the conversation or dealings of our older folks. Truth be told, a little youngster has no privilege to scrutinize the perspectives on our older folks. In a Democratic setting, this is out and out disparity. Vote based system, requests that everyone associated with the political organization of their general public, ought to have equivalent rights, regardless of their age. So you see, there is a conflictual lacuna between our social qualities, and western popular government. Different instances of these social qualities incorporates, Godfatherism (a political figure who figures out who controls, and is additionally every now and again venerated by youthful “godsons”), the ability to administer being in the hands of a particular class of affluent people, etc.
My point is, vote based system ought to be a legislature of balance, liberated from all types of Godfatherism, and where individuals have equivalent participatory rights, regardless of whether straightforwardly or representatively, regardless of their age. Henceforth, vote based system ought not be arranged or rehearsed inside the bounds of social qualities. Doing this, adds up to twisting the very idea of majority rules system. Shockingly, this is what is being done in Africa here.
Majority rules system is a legislature by the individuals. They choose the sort of ruler they need. But, a few researchers have contended that majority rules system isn’t the best type of government for Africans, and their explanation behind this, is the high pace of uneducated individuals in Africa. Be that as it may, this additionally implies African pioneers ought to possess themselves with the errand of giving favorable climate to learning, legitimate learning offices, and greater foundation of schools and higher Institutions. At the point when this is done, the pace of ignorance in Africa will be decreased definitely, and Africans will choose their pioneers in a total equitable setting.
Western vote based system is the best type of government for Africa. Be that as it may, the act of African majority rule government, ensnared with social qualities, resembles compelling a knife into a Man’s chest. At long last, the man will bite the dust. Consequently, something should be finished. We can not sit still and watch this Continent being pull to float. “The best issue confronting Africa currently, is the nonattendance of belief system” (Franz Fanon). We have to think, provide thoughts and follow up on these thoughts. Our establishing fathers of free Africa, (Azikwe, Nkrumah, Senghor, Peter Abraham, Awolowo, Hastings Banda, Jomo Kenyatta, and George Padmore), all furnished thoughts on how Africa can increase political autonomy, and they followed up on it. “Underhanded wins when great men neglect to act”. Thus, I challenge we youth as pioneers of tomorrow, to stop this African majority rules system (particularly Godfatherism and political disparity), before it turns out to be past the point of no return.