Tambuwal: Victory Evidence of Democratic Dynamism in the US


Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday said the election of Donald Trump was a clear evidence of democratic dynamism in the United States of America.

Speaking at a two-day national conference  on the dynamics of democratic practice  in Nigeria: 1999-2015, held at the Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Bayero University, Kano, Tambuwal said the outcome of the election shocked many people in the world.

According to him, the US presidential election has shown that the democratic system is dynamic. “What we thought would be the outcome of America’s presidential election wasn’t what we woke up to hear.
“This has clearly shown to all the level of dynamism inherent in democratic system of government,”  he said.

Tambuwal stated that each nation practices democracy according to its historical and cultural peculiarities. He posited that the people of the country must be constantly carried along, consulted and their views incorporated. The Governor stressed that power belongs to the people and that elected political office holders are mere caretakers of the estate whose true owners are the people.