The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 elections, ATIKU ABUBAKAR, has again raised alarm over attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to derail Nigeria’s democracy using subterfuge.
ATIKU spoke through his Media Adviser, PAUL IBE, in a statement, in Abuja, noted the APC’s “snatch, grab and run” agenda of opposition parties’ mandates is inimical to democracy.
According to him, the ideal notion of democracy does not just reside in a representative government but is essentially rooted in the plurality of ideas.
He therefore explained that for a system to be seen as truly democratic, it must accommodate opposition and opposing views.
The former Vice President further said eternal vigilance remains the watchword if Nigeria’s democracy will survive the APC onslaught on democracy and the institutions that are supposed to check the excesses of the ruling party.