IDD: Obi Calls For Collaboration In Building, Deepening Of Nigeria’s Democracy –

Following the 2023 edition of the International Democracy Day held on September 15, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023, general elections, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, has called for collaboration in building and deepening of the country’s democratic system.

Obi, who disclosed this in a post on his social media page alleged that transactional politics and disrespect for the rule of law are dragging Nigeria away from true democracy.

The former Anambra State governor, who has since announced his decision to contest the Judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court added that corruption in the executive, legislature and the Judiciary also contributed to the nation’s poor democracy.

Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, recently, upheld the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that President Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress won the February 25, election.

Reacting to the year’s celebration of International Democracy Day, Obi stressed the need for Nigeria to build and deepen her democracy to avoid anarchy.

Hear him, “On this year’s celebration of International Democracy Day, we must remind ourselves of the need to work together to build and deepen our nation’s democracy.

“As witnessed in the country today, the mindless erosion of the very ideals and tenets on which Nigeria’s democracy was built, if not checked, will only push the nation deeper into lawlessness.

“The current trend of endemic corruption, abuse of the constitution, disrespect for the rule of law, and transactional politics which cuts across the executive, legislative and judicial arms of government, have continued to conflict with our nation’s enforcement of democracy.

“Consequently, our dear nation has continued to swing dangerously away from the boundaries of true democracy. Gradually, we are losing one of the biggest intangible assets that make a nation strong, which is respect for the rule of law.

“I call on all Nigerians to remain committed to building and reinforcing our nation’s democracy. Once again, I restate my commitment to a new and truly democratic Nigeria. I am in this struggle solely for the betterment of our society.

“My vision of a new and truly democratic Nigeria is borne out of the deep conviction that Nigeria if given good leadership as I offer to give, will be beneficial to every Nigerian. We must not give up on our nation because a new and truly democratic Nigeria is possible.”

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