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Peter Obi Warns of Nigeria’s Potential Departure from Democracy

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In light of the recent International Democracy Day celebrations, the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate for the February 25, 2023 election, Peter Obi, vocalized his concerns about the threats currently facing Nigeria’s democratic process. 

With many nations globally reflecting on the importance of democracy during this event, Obi took to X account, previously known as Twitter, to share his deep-seated worries about Nigeria’s trajectory.

According to a reported by Vanguard, Mr. Obi has consistently challenged the legitimacy of the recent presidential election results. He remains staunch in his position to challenge the Presidential Election Petition Court’s decision. 

The court had earlier confirmed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration in favour of President Bola Tinubu from the All Progressives Congress as the victor in the February 25 election.

“Amidst the International Democracy Day festivities,” Obi began, “it’s imperative for us to introspect and reaffirm our commitment to bolstering Nigeria’s democratic fabric.” 

He pointed to the worrying degradation of Nigeria’s core democratic principles, emphasizing the urgent need to address these concerns to prevent the nation from descending into further chaos.

Shedding light on the glaring issues at hand, Obi highlighted the rampant corruption, flagrant abuse of the constitution, and an evident disregard for the rule of law. 

These, he suggested, are particularly evident across the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. These deviations from Nigeria’s foundational democratic principles threaten the nation’s stability.

“Our beloved country,” he added, “is perilously close to the fringes of authentic democracy.” Obi passionately conveyed the dangers of losing regard for the rule of law, describing it as an invaluable asset instrumental in sustaining a nation’s strength.

Obi’s message was not just one of concern but also of hope. He rallied his compatriots to persist in their devotion to fortifying Nigeria’s democratic foundation. 

He said, “I reaffirm my steadfast commitment to creating and nurturing a truly democratic Nigeria. I passionately engage in this cause, driven by an unwavering desire to improve our society.”

Reiterating his dedication and vision for the country, Obi concluded, “My belief in a renewed and authentically democratic Nigeria stems from a profound understanding that every Nigerian stands to gain with judicious leadership. 

We must stand resilient in our belief in Nigeria because the potential for a genuinely democratic nation is within our reach.”

 

SourceVanguard

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