A DISCOURSE ON DEMOCRACY by Rev. Fr. Gregory Ebalu Ogbenika, Ph.D

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The recommendations within the pages of this most illuminating work do not only tally with the true African way of life, but are also reflective of a system of government that is both all-inclusive and all-embracing.

Prof. Jack A. Aigbodioh


The author in no less scholarly manner adopts the simple to complex method of intellectual X-ray of matters within the ambit of conceptual, historical, etymological accounts on social, political and philosophical discourses. I therefore, strongly recommend this book which fulfills both didactic and polemic requirements of a truly scholarly researched treatise for use by social scientists, philosophers, development planners and all those who love knowledge that is holistic.

Matthew A. Izibili, Ph.D.


Anyone in search of a book that beautifully explores the place and evolution of the concept of democracy in human history and yet neatly presents the intricacies of democracy as a lived experience in African places has gotten one. Gregory Ogbenika provides in this book one of the most fascinating narratives of the African side of the story of democracy.

Elvis Imafidon, Ph.D.



Rev. Fr. Gregory Ebalu Ogbenika, Ph.D., is the Head of Department of Philosophy, Seminary of All Saints, Uhiele, Ekpoma, Nigeria. He earned his Ph.D. at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He is the editor and author of several books. Among them are: The Idea of Spirit in African Philosophy; The Catholic Man and New Evangelization; and The Father’s Embrace: An Encounter with Divine Mercy.