June 12: Nigeria’s democracy is in danger – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate for the general election, stated that the “nation’s democracy is deeply troubled, while its destiny remains uncertain and precarious.”

Obi said it is terrible that the nation is now living in a time when fundamental tenets of democracy are undercut by pervasive impunity, persistent violence, and bloodletting.

Using his verified Twitter account, Obi lamented on Sunday that “the country lacks selfless leaders committed to national interest, sustainable development, and innovative thinking that offers every Nigerian freedom of choice of abode, protection of lives and property, and ordered liberties.”

Obi noted that the collective choice of late Chief M. K.O AbIola as a worthy leader for the nation was saluted by Nigerians and governments and peoples across the world, pointing out that June 12 underpins Nigerians’ long collective journey to nationhood as a true democracy.

The former Anambra State governor noted that Nigerians expressed their unreserved preference for true democracy and freely chose a transparent voting method even under military rule.

However, he lamented that the trust deficit between the leaders and Nigerians have continued to expand.

See his statement below;

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