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Nigeria Dangerously Deviating From True Democracy – Peter Obi Warns



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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party at the February 2023 presidential election Peter Obi has warned that the country is dangerously deviating from true democracy.

Issuing the warning on his X handle on Friday,  Obi said: “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.”

He added, “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 makes 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.”

The former Anambra governor warned that 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.

News About Nigeria recalls that the PEPT struck out every petition brought by Obi and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar against the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

While both APC and PDP rejected the tribunal’s verdict they however vowed to contest the ruling at the Supreme Court.

Obi and Atiku are asking the court to nullify the election of President Bola Tinubu on grounds of drug allegations, fake academic records, and rigging among other issues.