AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY SENATOR BOLA AHMED TINUBU
"LEADERSHIP, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE PEOPLE", BY SENATOR BOLA AHMED TINUBU, NATIONAL LEADER ACTION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA.BEING A PAPER DELIVERED AT THE GRAND BALLROOM, WESTMINSTER HALL, HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, LONDON AS PART OF CONFERENCE CONVENED BY THE BRITISH AFRICAN DIASPORA CONFERENCE. JUNE 10TH, 2013
I am honoured to be with you in the House of Commons for this is a house of democracy. It can be said that modern representative democracy was born inside these walls. Three and one-quarter centuries ago, England underwent the Glorious Revolution.
The Glorious Revolution was a complex happening, with religious considerations playing as large a role as political factors. The Glorious Revolution permanently shifted the balance of power from the monarch to the elected representatives of the people. In this land, the primacy of the monarchy was altered.