Drawing on his experience with both military and civilian rule, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that multi-party democracy is the best democratic system.
The president spoke yesterday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving a delegation from the Universal Peace Federation.
He wondered why some African countries kept falling into the abyss of unconstitutional change of government, saying: “I thought we had finally put that behind us.”
About the peace summit that is being planned in Abuja to bring together all the African countries before the end of his administration. President Buhari, in a statement by his press aide Femi Adesina, pledged Nigeria’s support, “resource-wise, to help stabilize neighboring countries.”
He denounced the problems in the Sahel belt of the continent, regretting that it is a cause for great concern, since it negatively affects both agriculture and companies.
The president described Universal Peace Federation Africa’s interest in the continent as “quite genuine”, saying he was very pleased with the development.
Dr Katherine Rigney, Federation President for Africa, and Dr Thomas Walsh, President of the International Federation for Universal Peace, said they believed the upcoming summit in Nigeria “will top them all”, having held similar meetings. in the past in the Republic of Niger, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, among others.
During the Abuja Summit, President Buhari will receive the Leadership and Good Governance Award, “in recognition of the fantastic results he has brought to Nigeria and a celebration of his anti-corruption credentials.”