Aderibigbe, Titilayo, ‘Confronting the Legal Challenges to Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria’ in D. Olu Ajakaiye and F.O.N Roberts (editors), Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria (Nigeria: NISER, 2000: pages 332-367), (ISBN: 978-1

Aderibigbe, Titilayo, ‘Confronting the Legal Challenges to Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria’ in D. Olu Ajakaiye and F.O.N Roberts (editors), Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria (Nigeria: NISER, 2000: pages 332-367), (ISBN: 978-1

Author by Dr. Titilayo Aderibigbe

Language: English

Abstract

Democracy is a universal concept. It is a concept which has no specific universally accepted definition. In it, however, it is recognised that the citizens have a right to choose those who will govern them. The governors also have a duty to serve the governed, guided by identifiable and specific rules and regulations collectively prepared by the people. Democracy recognises that the rights and duties of all citizens are clearly spelt out in a document, usually a constitution. This guides the officers and representatives elected by them in administering the affairs of the state in all spheres of life. Inherent in the constitution should, therefore, be a balancing of the peculiar characteristics of the people as feasibly as possible.


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