Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Nigeria must embrace a democracy that promotes peace and security.
He said this when he was hosted by the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, at the opening of internal roads in Iseyin, News About Nigeria reports.
Obasanjo therefore stated that a democratic system that fosters a lack of security and peace must be abandoned.
He also described a democracy built on unemployment as a failure noting that the people must be allowed to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
In his words: “Democracy that nurtures a lack of peace and security must be thrown overboard. Democracy dividends must involve peace, security, stability, prosperity, wealth creation, employment and the wholesomeness of the society.
“Democracy that nurtures poverty is abortion. Democracy that nurtures unemployment is a failure. That’s when democracy would continue to survive and people will feel that yes, democracy is a worthwhile system of government that must be embraced,” he added.
Obasanjo also commended the governor of Oyo state for the rehabilitation, reconstruction and construction of roads linking the five zones in the state noting that, such projects would fast-track socio-economic development across the zones and the state at large.
The former President who also stated that he was elated that the governor chose him to be part of the success that he is achieving state urged the people of Oyo to support Makinde’s government in its efforts to develop the state’s economy and in turn, create a state where the people can enjoy the dividends of democracy.