Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigeria’s democracy is drifting towards dictatorship.
This declaration is coming after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, visited Jonathan to seek his support ahead of the 2023 elections.
Speaking at the 70th birthday of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah on Wednesday in Abuja, Jonathan insisted that all hands must be on deck to save the country.
Jonathan advised Nigerians to remain vigilant.
He said, “The task before all of us is not to lower our guard, lest the democracy we cherish today succumbs to threats and recedes into fascism tomorrow, and there are signs already.
“Looking at the states and so on, we are derailing towards quasi-fascist form of government, but democracy is not only about winning elections alone, it is about accommodation. We, as leaders at the centre and at the state levels, especially at this time when elections are coming, must accommodate different views.
“Towards this goal, we are again faced with a good opportunity of choosing our leaders as the nation prepares to go to the polls next year. Let us choose those that will take us to the desired destination and the promised land.”
This article was originally published on Naija News