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Atiku: Corruption Has Led Nigeria to Political Instability

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IMAGE: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Former vice president of the country »


Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday stated that corruption, nepotism and official impunity had brought the country down to as low as three per cent in the world in terms of political stability.

Atiku, who is eyeing the number one seat in the country, also said: “What we have now in Nigeria is a form of patrimonial democracy.”

Speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Dr. Babalola Borishade who spoke on behalf of the former vice-president, said patrimonial democracy poses serious threats to the durability of democracy.

Borishade, who is the Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, said: “Not only because it erodes civil liberties of citizens, thus creating a culture of political apathy and disenchantment.”

Speaking further, he said for both those who are inside and outside the network, the future is bleak.

He, however, said Nigerians need democracy of substance that will respond to their socio-economic demands as well as bringing about improvements in living conditions.

He said: “Elections should therefore no longer be just about the right to vote but must also provide opportunities to choose between candidates who compete not on primordial sentiments, but on what they will do for Nigerians.”

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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