Gadhafi pleads for governance that protects Africans’ interest
(PANA)--The Libyan leader, Mouammar El Gadhafi, has said that the only way Africa will make any impact in the committee of nations is by achieving the United States of Africa.
‘It is not my personal project but the proposal should be considered as a step required to safeguard the interests of our countries,’ Gadhafi admonished over the weekend at the 14th AU summit in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.
He said that the current system of governance in Africa, based on multi-party system and elections had brought about neither stability nor prosperity in the continent.
He said that ‘in the aftermath of these programmes, leaders with weak and unpopular ideologies seized power all over Africa.
‘In addition to that, the theory of the multi-party system considered as being the only democratic alternative system was adopted as a result of the continent being politically unstable, from Côte d’Ivoire to the Horn of Africa.
‘Regimes are changing every five years; the person who is elected president comes with his programme and sweeps away those of his predecessor. It is a constant and endless repetition of things, which really slows down progress in Africa. A regime needs about 15 years of stability to successfully implement its programme.’
The Libyan leader said the effects of the failure of these so called democratic systems were the evolution of rebel groups and the coming to power of corrupt leadership who undermine development in the continent.
Gadhafi said: ‘Such a situation is the cause of perpetual amendments to constitutions in many countries, the refusal to comply with the established order by armed rebel groups and secession attempts, among others’.
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